Timor Sea pollution problems due to in West Atlas oil well explotion of oil and gas fields Montara on August 21, 2009 and is continually voiced incessantly kept by the Chairman of the West Timor Care Foundation (YPTB) Ferdi Tanoni not only gained recognition and support of various printed media and electronically nationally and internationally, environmentalists, geologists, oil and gas experts, politicians, religious leaders and practitioners of law but the movement made by the author of the Timor Sea Scandal A Canberra-Jakarta political and economic Barter has receive widespread support among the community through face book and twitters.
About 5000 consists of various elements of society at home and abroad ranging from housewives, students, politicians, artists, teacher, lecturer, judges, prosecutors, police, military, journalists, government and private sector employees to pilot planes and demanding settlement of the Timor Sea pollution due to the Montara oil well explosion onAugust 21 2009.
Mosty facebookers created by Amalo Gentry said, the idea of struggle for the settlement of crude oil pollution in the Timor Sea, because the Indonesian government considered not doing anything in dealing with these issues. Has nearly 5,000 face Booker supports the movement, and asked the Australian government and the Montara oil field operators to immediately provide compensation (indemnity) to the fishermen and seaweed farmers in the western part of Timor and surrounding islands affected by the pollution.
YPTB Chairman who is also the Timor Sea watchdog Ferdi Tanoni said when a reporter contacted via cell phone, saying thanks to the face bookers and added that the settlement movement supported the struggle of oil pollution in the Timor Sea is not only coming from the face bookers in Indonesia initiated Booker Gentry Amalo and friends, but also through the initiative Twitters Senator Rachel Siewert from Australia with the title “Commission of Inquiry formed by the Federal Government of Australia also need to Investigate Indonesian waters”
“The form of support is remarkable, because it came from Australia itself also because the issues such as environmental pollution is a matter of universal attention” said Tanoni.
In his observations, said the former Immigration Agent of the Australian Embassy, almost all face bookers criticized the Indonesian government’s too slow in dealing with these problems, and was impressed not to care with the oil pollution occurred in the Timor Sea.
The face bookers in Indonesia also criticized the Australian Federal Government deliberately ignoring the problem of oil pollution in the Timor Sea and demanded that the state government should be responsible.
According to Tanoni, who spent 10 years living in Sydney Australia that Jakarta and Canberra have had to realize that today’s world completely transparent so the problem that occurred in the Timor Sea today, is impossible to be covered up any longer.
“The message from the face bookers is the warning to the authorities that if there are things the community feels about the unfairness existence and discriminatory action against any individual or group of people in this world will be expressed in various ways as a form of channeling a community positive aspirations,” he said .
So far, he added, Jakarta and Canberra still continue to cover the explosion disaster in oil and gas fields of Montara that spewed crude oil,condensate and gas into the Timor Sea about 500,000 liters per day for about 80 days.
Tanoni said, governments of both countries should immediately conduct an intensive study of the economic and ecological losses incurred by providing full compensation for the community in both countries and cleaning up Timor Sea.
Kupang, January 31, 2010
West Timor Care Foundation
YAYASAN PEDULI TIMOR BARAT
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