Indonesia Proposes Tougher Island Ownership Laws

The Jakarta Post is reporting that Indonesia’s central government is being encouraged to  provide tighter controls on islands exclusively owned by private companies for fear of having slowed down investment activity and misappropriating land use in Riau Islands province. The article notes that the central government must take over the islands to restore public access, noting that having no public access would make islands vulnerable to crime and make it easy to change ownership.

Indonesia Proposes Tougher Island Ownership Laws