Compared to other analytical techniques, such as gas chromatography, an electronic nose system can be built and can provide sensitive and selective analysis in real time.
Analysts expressed concern that the recent developments could hamper Indonesia’s efforts to combat corruption, or worse still, shake the foundations of democracy in the country.
“We still have no real data on how the haze affects the people who have to live in it for sustained periods.” Local communities have been overcome by the haze for almost two months.
Drawn by Indonesia’s tech startup dynamism, industry giants such as Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia are jumping on board. The odd part of this almost gold-rush fever, though, is that it is not clear where the government stands on the ultrafast technology.
The latest demonstrations have been the biggest student protests since 1998. “I think the internet now has been inseparable with student movements.”
Over recent years, politics in Indonesia has seen a focus on personalities, resulting in institutional issues and historical economical and power structures being ignored.
Indonesia is planning to issue new tax laws aimed at deregulating existing tax requirements and creating a more open business climate.
Shifting winds have spread smoke belched by fires on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra bringing a choking smog to Indonesia’s neighbours, Malaysia and Singapore.
Thousands of students have taken to the streets in Indonesia to protest against a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex and a controversial new law.
Creative entrepreneurship is expected to be the backbone of economy moving forward, and BEKRAF hopes that in the future, Indonesia will be rich in both natural and intellectual resources.
Environmental experts say Indonesia’s capital relocation will not solve problems in Jakarta, only create other ones in the new capital.
The reforms have alarmed anti-corruption activists, who fear they are meant to weaken the agency.
“We are concerned about health, [and] we [also] have to pay attention to farmers and cigarette workers… and guard against a rise in illegal cigarettes.”