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Indonesia plan to follow one time zone instead of three is delayed

Published: 10th Oct 2012, 12:35 GMT


The government of Indonesia previously announced that the plan, which would see the 5,271km wide archipelago under one time zone from 28th October onwards is delayed because of slow-moving bureaucracy.

Mr Edib Muslim, a spokesman for a committee tasked with accelerating economic development, explained that: "It cannot be implemented since we need the issuance of a decree from the government or president 90 days prior to implementation," adding no such regulation had been issued.

The proposal for the time zone change has yet to arrive on the president's desk, said Lucky Eko Wuryanto, deputy for infrastructure and regional development at the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy.

Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, gave a message that the integration still receives much opposition from the public, and that further deliberation is needed to bring such different opinions together.

Indonesia's western region, including Sumatra island and the capital Jakarta on Java island, is seven hours ahead of GMT. The central region, including Denpasar, is eight hours ahead and eastern Indonesia, including Jayapura, is nine hours ahead if GMT.