AJAKAN BERBUAT

Di hari pertama saya masuk Fasilkom dulu,
ada kata2 pak Bagyo yang nancep di kepala saya:

“Dari seluruh anak sebaya kalian di Indonesia,
negara cuma mampu membiayai pendidikan tinggi
buat sepersepuluhnya saja.
Artinya, dengan kalian masuk PT negeri,
ada 9 anak lainnya yang tidak kebagian
pendidikan yang sama, padahal juga berhak.
Oleh karena itu, diharapkan saat kalian lulus nanti,
tidak cuma berpikir untuk cari kerja jadi karyawan saja,
melainkan buka lapangan kerja untuk menghidupi 9 orang lain”

Terus terang saya saat ini masih jadi karyawan.
Istri saya juga dulunya wartawan yang digaji perbulan.
Sampai kemudian sejak 2002 kami memutuskan untuk bikin usaha.

Saat ini saya masih tetap bekerja,
tapi sebagian dari gaji saya, dipakai untuk menyokong
usaha bikin coklat (bisa diintip di www.podjokcoklat.com)
yang dijalankan istri saya setelah dia keluar dari pekerjaannya.

Usaha kami masih kecil, tapi lumayanlah.
Sudah bisa menggaji 3 orang untuk
bantu bikin coklat dan mengantarkannya.
Baru 3. Belum 9. Masih harus ditingkatkan.

Tapi saya belum berani berbangga.
Saya belum apa-apa dibandingkan mas Prihandoko’86.
Beliau sudah berani mencurahkan segala daya, upaya, pikiran,
tenaga, dana dsb untuk bikin sekolah di daerah minus.
Kalau saya baru bisa bantu 3 orang, beliau sudah commit
untuk bantu puluhan bahkan ratusan.
But at least, i’ve done my share.
Sesuai porsi yang saya punya.
Saya tau beberapa rekan juga udah berbuat.
Sesuai porsi mereka.

Kalau mas Pri (yang ini mas Priyoko) menyatakan
bahwa ide saja tidak cukup, ya mari kita berbuat.

(1) buat yang masih jadi karyawan,
makinlah disiplin untuk menyisihkan pendapatan.
infaq 2.5 persen buat yang muslim.
persembahan persepuluhan buat yang nasrani.
Salurkan ke tempat yang tepat.
Sangat banyak yang masih butuh bantuan,
tapi tentu tidak semua kita bisa bantu.
Bikin skala prioritas.
Membantu yayasan pendidikan, GNOTA, atau yatim piatu
akan lebih strategis untuk memperbaiki negara ini kedepannya.

(2) Buat yang sudah punya bisnis,
berbisnislah dengan compassionate.
Jangan cuma mengejar laba dan menekan pekerja.
Pikirkan bahwa kitalah yang dulu mengambil jatah pendidikan mereka.
Upayakan membantu sebanyak mungkin sesama.

(3) Untuk yang kerja di luar negeri,
perbanyak mengirim uang ke keluarga di dalam negeri.
Biarpun sedikit, tapi kalau semua orang melakukan,
akan sangat membantu balance devisa Indonesia.
Ini adalah privilege yang tidak dimiliki kami yg didalam negeri.
Pergunakan kesempatan ini sebaik-baiknya.

(4) Untuk yang memang tidak akan pulang lagi ke Indonesia,
usahakan berbisnis sesuatu untuk membantu Indonesia.
Ekspor kerajinan Bali, furniture Jepara or something gitu.
Itung2 membayar utang ke negara waktu disekolahin di UI.
Nggak pengen ngemplang utang kan?

(5) Untuk yang sudah tidak kerja lagi,
manfaatkan waktu luang untuk mendidik anak-anak sebaik-baiknya.
Kalau generasi kita sudah susah diperbaiki,
setidaknya generasi di bawah kita bisa lebih baik.

(6) Untuk yang masih sekolah,
pastikan anda menyerap ilmu sebaik-baiknya.
Kalau kita tidak bisa lebih pintar dari Amerika,
akan sulit buat kita untuk mengalahkannya.

(7) Buat yang berkesempatan ikut pemilu/pilkada
pilihlah yang terbaik menurut nurani anda.

(8) — silakan tambahkan di sini —

Lakukan semuanya itu sesuai porsi masing-masing.
Yang penting, berbuat.
I’ve done my share, and still refining it.
This country still need help from you guys too.

Beda antara berpikir dan berbuat itu kecil.
Tinggal melangkah aja.
Bisakah kita? Bisa!
Just do it, and you will be amazed by the result
yang dulu tidak pernah kita bayangkan bisa kita capai.

Catatan:
Contoh bupati TapSel itu sangat bagus sekali.
Semoga dia dibantu semua orang, dan bukannya dicemooh
kalau tidak bisa menuntaskan segala urusan dalam semalam.

Tambahan:
Kalau saya ada salah kata atau ada yang salah tangkap,
mohon dikonfirmasi. Biar sama-sama enak gituh… 🙂

-ivo89

On 10/31/05, Priyoko Tri S (freeyouko@yahoo.com) wrote:

Sebagian orang merasa ide udah ga cukup, krn mandeg
pas diimplementasi. Karena itu kemudian milih
nyemplung sekalian untuk mengimplementasikan idenya
sendiri. Ada pemeo, seseorang belum
terbukti bersih, kalau belum pernah berhadapan
langsung dengan dunia yg kotor.

Misalnya bupati tapanuli selatan (tapsel).
Yang dari Sumut mungkin bisa cek. Sy denger bupati
tapanuli selatan sekarang mantan profesional IT di
schlumberger. Tapsel katanya sih daerah minus sumber
daya. Bisa ga ini orang, yg mungkin belum pernah kena
getah KKN, mengelola birokrasi pemda yg kita udah
tau sendiri gimana. Tambah lagi, daerahnya minus.

–Priyoko

— Ivo Setyadi (ivosetyadi@gmail.com) wrote:
>…
> kalau jim, punya ide apa?
> mari ber-brainstorm mencari solusi.
> kita sama-sama capek ngeliat bangsa ini nggak
> maju-maju.
>
>


The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

Cows make fuel for biogas train

Cows make fuel for biogas train

By Tim Franks
BBC Newsnight


Cows in a field

You have to tell yourself the cows are going to die anyway.

Inside the abattoir at Swedish Meats in Linkoping, the cows stood patiently, occasionally nuzzling the lens of our camera.

From there, it was a short walk past the white-walled butchery, down the steps to the basement where the raw material for biogas, slid greasily down a chute.

Still bubbling and burping, and carpeting you with an acrid stench, came the organs and the fat and the guts. Enough, from one cow, to get you about 4km (2.5 miles) on the train.

A tanker collects the organic sludge and makes the short journey to the biogas factory, where the stinking fuel is stewed gently for a month, before the methane can be drawn off.

Oil price rising

The world’s first biogas-powered passenger train is taking its first passengers between the Swedish cities of Linkoping and Vastervik. And the biogas comes from the entrails of dead cows.

The Swedish train 'Amanda'

‘Amanda’ runs between the Swedish cities of Linkoping and Vastervik

The boss of Svensk Biogas, Carl Lilliehook, is a proper, serious Swede. But his eyes twinkle at the biofuel "revolution", as he calls it. You don’t have to look far beneath the number-crunching CEO to find the muesli-crunching environment-lover.

Yes, he says, the train between Linkoping and Vastervik will cost 20% more to run on methane than on the usual diesel. But the oil price is going up and up, and in any case, Swedes care about being able to pick our mushrooms and their fruit.

Nor is it just trains. In Linkoping, the 65-strong bus fleet is powered by biogas. Indeed the city boasts that it was the first in the world to try out its buses on methane.

The taxis, the rubbish trucks and a number of private cars also fill up at the biogas pump, housed under a dinky green corrugated iron roof.

And if methane doesn’t light your fire, you can choose to have your car run on a high-grade biofuel mix. This year, Saab started selling a biopowered version of their 95 model.

Its engine will take a fuel cocktail which is up to 85% bioethanol, made, principally, from Brazilian sugar beet.

Value for money

The experts regard bioethanol and biodiesel as "carbon-neutral", because they spew fewer carbon emissions, and the crops which provide them absorb greenhouse-gas causing carbon dioxide, as they grow.

The rear of a biopowered Saab

Saab is now selling a biopowered version of their 95 model

The Saab executive we spoke to said his company would like to sell the car in the UK but, for the time being, the biofuel infrastructure is not there. Bioethanol – at a 5% mix – only became available from the start of the year in Britain.

In Sweden, the attraction is not limited just to the large, green consensus. The bio-powered version of the Saab 95 costs around $1,000 (£500) more than the normal model.

But with pump prices for the E85 mix a third cheaper than normal petrol, company car tax breaks, and exemptions for parking and congestion charges, Saab reckons you get that $1,000 back within the first year.

The harsh truth is that, across Europe, transport is not pulling its weight when it comes to meeting the Kyoto targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Industry is. So, to a lesser extent, are households and agriculture. But now the European Commission – the guardian of the European Union – has weighed in, demanding that transport do more.

It has set binding targets for the amount of fuel use it wants taken up by bio-products by the end of this year, and by 2010.

The UK is set to fall well short of the 2% target for the end of December. The government reckons it is on course for 0.3%. Sweden is likely to be 10 times ahead, at 3%.

By road and by rail, Sweden has a lot to teach the rest of us.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4373440.stm

Tunjangan DPR Rp 10 juta Jadi ‘Bulan-bulanan’ Media Massa

Nurul Hidayati – detikcom

Jakarta – Nyaris semua koran ibukota edisi Selasa (25/10/2005) mengangkat judul seragam: semua anggota DPR kompak menerima tambahan tunjangan Rp 10 juta mulai November depan tanpa ‘perlawanan’. Kebijakan ini mendapat sorotan miring media massa, yang merupakan cermin masyarakat.

Harian Kompas, misalnya, mengambil judul “Tunjangannya Naik DPR Tak Bereaksi” dan sub judul “November Dapat Rp 50 Juta per Anggota”. Harian paling berpengaruh di negeri ini cukup pedas mengomentari hal itu.

Coba simak alinea pertamanya: Berbeda dengan saat menghadapi kenaikan harga BBM, suara anggota DPR, Senin (24/10), tidak lagi vokal atas rencana kenaikan tunjangan operasional DPR sendiri. Rapat paripurna berjalan mulus dan menanggapi dingin krtik masyarakat atas naiknya tunjangan Rp 10 juta itu.

Rapat paripurna yang dipimpin Ketua DPR Agung Laksono kemarin semula diperkirakan akan diwarnai tanggapan sejumlah anggota yang “prihatin”, sebagaimana diwartakan media massa sebelumnya. Namun, dugaan itu ternyata meleset.

Tajuk rencana harian ini juga cukup menghentak, dengan judul “Berpolitik tanpa empati”. Salah satu potongan sikap koran raksasa ini adalah Betapa tidak punya hatinya, ketika rakyat sedang ditimpa beban yang begitu berat, para wakil rakyat justru memanfaatkan anggaran demi mengurangi beban yang harus mereka tanggung. Tambahan tunjangan Rp 10 juta yang diterima setiap anggota DPR jelas diberikan sebagai bagian dari keputusan mereka untuk mengurangi subsidi BBM. Itu terlihat dari pembahasan pemberian tambahan tunjangan yang dilakukan bersamaan dengan pembahasan pengurangan subsidi BBM.

Harian Media Indonesia juga mengambil tema menghujam yaitu “DPR Tidak Punya Nurani”. Sikap koran milik Surya Paloh ini juga cukup ‘ketus’. Editorialnya dijuduli “Sandiwara Keji DPR”. Aliea pertamanya berbunyi Sebuah sandiwara yang mengecoh diperlihatkan dengan amat sempurna oleh anggota Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat. Bila rakyat miskin di daerah bunuh-bunuhan untuk memperoleh uang Rp100.000 dari dana kompensasi bahan bakar minyak (BBM), anggota Dewan bersandiwara kata demi meloloskan uang Rp10 juta yang disebut sebagai tunjangan operasional ke kantong masing-masing.

Sedangkan Koran Tempo menjadikan peristiwa itu sebagai foto utama. Foto itu menggambarkan seorang anggota DPR tengah tertidur dalam rapat paripurna pembukaan masa sidang pada Senin kemarin. Sedangkan di kiri kanannya hanya kursi kosong melompong. Maklum, wakil rakyat yang terhormat selama ini memang belum mampu mengusir kebiasaan buruknya:membolos plus tertidur pulas.

Sedangkan beritanya berjudul “DPR Setuju Terima Kenaikan Tunjangan Rp 10 juta”. Sub judulnya adalah “Anggota Dewan yang kaget itu munafik.”

Harian berbahasa Inggris, The Jakarta Post, juga menurunkan tema itu sebagai berita judul dengan titel “House pursues extra Rp 10m in allowances”. Koran ini juga cukup tajam menanggapi hal tersebut. Tulisnya,”The House of Representatives may claim it empathized with peoplewho are facing increased economic hardship as prices for many goods rise, but almost all of its 550 members appeared to stick with their recent decision to raise their monthly incomes by up to 30 percent..

Harian Rakyat Merdeka dengan judul-judul besar khasnya, menjuduli beritanya dengan “Mana Berani, Presiden Batalkan Tunjangan DPR”. Koran ini juga memasang foto sidang paripurna dengan kursi yang kosong melompong.

Harian Indo Pos menempatkan berita itu sebagai headline halaman politika di halaman dua. Judulnya,”Tunjangan Dewan Mulus.” Judul kecilnya adalah FPDIP tidak menolak, Effendy Choiri Batal Interupsi”.

Berita ini juga diisi dengan sindiran yang tak kalah pedasnya, yaitu: Anjing menggongggong kafilah tetap berlalu. Itulah sikap yang diambil DPR. Kendati rencana kenaikan tunjangan operasional anggota dewan Rp 10 juta memancing kritik pedas dari sejumlah kalangan, dalam rapat paripurna kemarin, para wakil rakyat itu tetap menyetujuinya.

Harian ini juga memasang tabel gaji dan tunjangan DPR dengan jumlah take home pay Rp 36.806.560, belum termasuk tunjangan jabatan.

Anda juga geregetan? (nrl)

detikcom

Suharto tops corruption rankings

BBC NEWS
Last Updated: Thursday, 25 March, 2004, 17:23 GMT
Suharto tops corruption rankings

Former President Suharto of Indonesia tops the all-time corruption league table, an anti-graft group says.

Transparency International(TI), in its Global Corruption Report, uses the list to show how political corruption and private bribery hurt development.

Suharto’s alleged haul of $15-$35bn in 31 years of rule, TI said, demonstrated how abuse of power “undermines the hopes… of developing countries”.

Close behind is Zaire’s Mobutu Sese Seko, who allegedly looted $5bn.

His haul, said TI, was particularly high in a country with an average GDP of just $100 a person.

It amounted to 40% of the $12bn in aid Zaire – now the Democratic Republic of Congo – received during his 32-year rule.

“The abuse of political power for private gain deprives the most needy of vital public services, creating a level of despair that breeds conflict and violence,” said TI’s founder and chairman Peter Eigen.

Repatriation

In producing this year’s report TI has focused on political corruption, partly to highlight new conventions which it hopes will help the fight against graft.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption was completed on 9 December last year, while the African Union’s own convention came out in July 2003.

Ratification of these conventions, said TI UK chief Laurence Cockcroft, would help root out corrupt politicians and – just as importantly – get the stolen cash back home.

The UN Convention, he said, “provides a formal framework for mult-lateral action” by law enforcement.

“And it greatly improves the scope for repatriation of assets by cutting through the legal obscurantism of the past.”

That could – for example – help Nigeria recover the $2bn-$5bn estimated to have been stolen by late President Sani Abacha.

Switzerland has promised to hand back more than $500m in its banks, but less progress is being made on the $1bn-plus held in London.

Still in office

TI is not alone in looking into corruption in public life.

Of particular interest in recent months has been the energy and minerals industry.

While TI’s list focuses on politicians who are either dead or under investigation, others – such as resource exploitation specialists Global Witness – have gone further.

In a recent report, Global Witness accused several current leaders of looting their own treasuries.

Among them are:

# Angola’s President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, whom it says keeps large sums in bank accounts abroad
# Equatorial Guinea, whose President Teodoro Obiang calls oil revenues a “state secret” but is accused of keeping oil companies’ payments in a bank in Washington DC under his own name
# Kazakhstan, where a bungled attempt to smear a rival led to President Nursultan Nazarbayev inadvertently revealing $1bn in state funds placed abroad “for the good of the country”.

Angola on Thursday rejected accusations that the president and other senior government officials had benefited by millions of dollars from illicit deals.

In a statement issued by the Angolan embassy in London, the government said the allegations were baseless and could not be proved.

GRAFT TOP TEN

Suharto: $15-35bn (Indonesia, 1967-98)
Ferdinand Marcos: $5-10bn (Philippines, 1972-86)
Mobutu Sese Seko: $5bn (Zaire, 1965-97)
Sani Abacha: $2-5bn (Nigeria, 1993-98)
Slobodan Milosevic: $1bn (Yugoslavia, 1989-2000)
J-C Duvalier: $300-800m (Haiti, 1971-86)
Alberto Fujimori: $600m (Peru, 1990-2000)
Pavlo Lazarenko: $114-200m (Ukraine, 1996-7)
Arnoldo Aleman: $100m (Nicaragua, 1997-2002)
Joseph Estrada: $78-80m (Philippines, 1998-2001)

Source: Transparency International.
All sums are estimates of alleged embezzlement
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3567745.stm

Bulan Depan, SPBU Shell Ada di Karawaci

Updated: Rabu, 12 Oktober 2005, 13:12 WIB
Bulan Depan, SPBU Shell Ada di Karawaci
Jakarta, Rabu

Stasiun Pengisian Bahan Bakar Umum (SPBU) atau pom bensin milik perusahaan migas multinasional asal Amerika Serikat, Shell akan mulai beroperasi di kawasan Karawaci, Tangerang, Banten awal November 2005.

Kepala Badan Pengatur Kegiatan Usaha Hilir Minyak dan Gas (BPH Migas) Tubagus Hariyono di Jakarta, Rabu (12/10) mengatakan, pada tahap awal, pom bensin milik Shell tersebut akan menjual bahan bakar minyak (BBM) nonsubsidi atau non-public service obligation (PSO). “Setelah di Karawaci, Shell juga akan membangun SPBU di kawasan Warung Buncit, Jakarta Selatan,” katanya.

Saat ini, penjualan BBM nonsubsidi hanya dilakukan BUMN migas PT Pertamina (Persero) yang menjual Pertamax, Pertamax Plus dan Pertamina DEX di SPBU-nya. Beroperasinya SPBU milik Shell itu, menurut dia, merupakan babak baru dalam distribusi BBM di Indonesia setelah berakhirnya fungsi PSO yang dimiliki Pertamina pada 23 Nopember 2005.

Tubagus mengatakan, secara keseluruhan, Shell telah mengajukan ke BPH Migas untuk membangun 400 SPBU di seluruh Indonesia dalam jangka waktu delapan tahun.

Mengenai perusahaan migas lainnya yang akan masuk dalam bisnis SPBU, ia mengatakan, sejumlah perusahaan seperti Petronas asal Malaysia dan Elnusa dari dalam negeri juga sudah mengajukan izin membangun SPBU.

Tubagus menambahkan, para perusahaan tersebut mengincar pasar BBM bersubsidi yang jauh lebih besar. “Pasar BBM nonsubsidi hanya lima persen. Sementara BBM bersubdidi mencapai 95 persen. Karena itu, mereka banyak masuk ke pasar BBM bersubsidi,” ujarnya.

Sumber: Ant
Penulis: Prim

http://www.kompas.com/metro/news/0510/12/131230.htm

Coconut Crude

Coconut Crude | Ethan Zuckerman

A Newly Electric Green – Sustainable Energy, Resources and Design see all posts in this category

CoconutCrude1.jpgPrice of gasoline got you down? If you’re driving a diesel vehicle in the South Pacific, you may be in luck. Vanuatan entrepreneur Tony Deamer has adapted his fleet of rental cars to run on coconut oil, a plentiful local commodity. Unlike with many biofuels, coconut oil doens’t need to be transesterized – mixed with sodium hydroxide and alcohol to change its chemical composition – to run in a diesel engine. Filtered and warmed to temperatures about 25C, coconut oil is a better than satisfactory substitute for "mineral diesel" – it burns more slowly, which produces more even pressure on engine pistons, reducing engine wear, and lubricates the engine more effectively. Deamer runs most of his vehicles on a mixture of 85% coconut oil and 15% kerosene, but has demonstrated that modified diesel engines run filtered coconut oil quite happily.

Even before recent price increases, diesel fuel was extremely expensive in the South Pacific due to the cost of shipping fuel from refineries. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is comparatively cheap – produced locally by boiling copra (dried coconut flesh) in water, it retails on the world market for $0.55 a liter, as compared to significantly higher prices for mineral diesel. Used as a basic ingredient in margarine and in cosmetics, copra prices tend to fluctuate widely, destabilizing economies like Vanuatu’s which are heavily dependent on copra exports. An increased use of copra to produce fuel oils would likely raise copra prices and benefit local economies, as well as reducing the costs of imported fuels.

SOPAC – the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, based in Fiji, is funding projects to study the use of coconut oil for power generation and transportation – their introductory paper is a useful overview of efforts thus far to utilize this promising biofuel. UNDP’s Equator Initiative also has an excellent case on "Coconut Crude", focusing in part on Tony Deamer’s work.

Posted by Ethan Zuckerman at September 22, 2005 11:34 AM
Source: worldchanging.com

Asia stock news, around the Bali Bomb 1 Oct 2005

Asia Stocks: Japanese Banks Decline on Tankan; Indonesia Gains
 
 
Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) — Japanese stocks fell after the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey showed weaker-than-expected confidence among the nation’s largest manufacturers. Lenders including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. led the decline.
 
The Nikkei 225 Stock Average and Topix index retreated after completing their best quarters in a decade.
 
“Investors got a little ahead of themselves with the Tankan,” said Masayuki Kubota, who helps look after the equivalent of $8.5 billion at Daiwa Investments Ltd. in Tokyo. “From here on, you can’t avoid a short-term correction.”
 
The Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 0.4 percent to 13,525.28 at the 3 p.m. close in Tokyo, or the first back-to-back drop since Aug. 5. The Topix dropped 0.1 percent, with lenders accounting for more than half the decline.
 
Key indexes fell in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand and gained elsewhere. Indonesia’s Jakarta Composite Index rebounded from an earlier decline as investors shrugged off concern over a bomb attack on Bali and bet the government’s move to cut fuel subsidies will improve the nation’s finances.
 
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Asia-Pacific Index, tracking more than 1,000 companies, slipped 0.5 percent to 112.62. Oil producers such as PetroChina Co. and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. fell after oil prices dropped.
 
Thailand’s SET Index slid 0.9 percent, the region’s biggest decline, on concern the government may say inflation in September climbed to a seven-year high. Markets in China and South Korea were closed.
 
Mitsubishi UFJ, which has 10 percent more assets than Citigroup Inc., dropped 4.7 percent to 1.42 million yen. Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Japan’s seventh-biggest bank, lost 1.5 percent to 1,549 yen.
 
Tankan survey
 
The quarterly index of business confidence rose to 19 points in September from 18 points in June, the Tankan survey showed in Tokyo today. The median forecast of 36 economists was for a reading of 21. A positive number means optimists outnumber pessimists.
 
For the quarter, both the Nikkei and the Topix had their best three-month performance since the period ended September 1995. The Nikkei advanced 17 percent and the Topix index surged 20 percent.
 
The Topix measure tracking bank stocks, which jumped 37 percent in the past quarter, was the worst performer among the 33 industry groups that make up the index today. The industry group lost 0.8 percent.
 
Indonesia
 
Indonesia’s stock index added 0.8 percent, extending a two- day, 5 percent jump. To cut the cost of fuel subsidies, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono almost tripled kerosene prices and doubled diesel tariffs from Oct. 1. Gas prices were increased by 88 percent.
 
The nation, the only member of the Organization of Petroluem Exporting Countries that imports more oil than it exports, had been struggling to maintain subsidies that keep fuel costs below market prices after oil futures jumped 53 percent this year.
 
The Jakarta Composite Index tumbled as much as 2.2 percent in earlier trading on concern bombs that killed more than 20 people on Bali will slow growth and investment. At least three bombs exploded on Oct. 1 in the worst attack on Indonesia since 202 people died in the Bali bombings of Oct. 12, 2002.
 
Mobius
 
“People are getting inured to the whole terrorism thing,” said Mark Mobius, who oversees $17 billion in emerging-market assets at Templeton Asset Management Ltd. “We think that the long-term policies they are following are the right ones.”
 
Any decline in prices would present a buying opportunity, he said.
 
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara, the nation’s biggest gas distributor, jumped 14 percent to 4,775 rupiah. W.M.P. Simandjuntak, president of the company, said it was considering lifting gas prices following any increase in fuel prices. Unilever, the country’s biggest maker of food and soap, climbed 4.9 percent to 4,275 rupiah.
 
Energy shares slid after New York oil futures fell 0.8 percent to $66.24 a barrel on Sept. 30. Oil prices, recently at $66.26, dropped 3.9 percent last month, the first decline since April.
 
PetroChina, China’s biggest oil company, lost 0.8 percent to HK$6.45 in Hong Kong. Cnooc Ltd., China’s largest offshore oil producer, fell 1.8 percent to HK$5.55. Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s second-biggest oil producer, slid 1.3 percent to A$35.55, halting a 10-day, 11 percent advance.
 
Thailand
 
Bangkok Bank Pcl, Thailand’s biggest lender, fell 1 percent to 104 baht. Krung Thai Bank Pcl, the nation’s second largest, dropped 0.9 percent to 10.50 baht.
 
A higher inflation rate might pressure the central bank to raise interest rates next month, pushing up companies’ borrowing costs and discouraging consumers from taking out loans.
 
The commerce ministry may say later today that consumer prices rose 5.8 percent from a year earlier after gaining 5.6 percent in August, according to the median forecast of six economists in a Bloomberg survey. That would be the highest inflation rate since October 1998.
 
“If we can’t control inflation, investment and consumption will go down,” Pimpaka Nichgaroon, head of research at Thanachart Securities Pcl in Bangkok. Investors should be worried about a pick-up in interest rates, she said.
 
To contact the reporter on this story:
Tomoko Yamazaki in Tokyo at  tyamazaki@bloomberg.net;
Stuart Kelly in Sydney  skelly22@bloomberg.net.
 
Last Updated: October 3, 2005 02:55 EDT