Source Pravda.Ru

President Putin for federal centre's right to get rid of negligent local executives

Vladimir Putin has expressed support for legislating a mechanism whereby local executives who bring their regions to a crisis could be removed from office under force majeure circumstances.

The Russian head of state set forth his position at a conference in Saransk on the social and economic development of the Volga Federal District.

Putin stressed the need for elaborating the force-majeure mechanism when speaking of the situation in the Ulyanovsk region (Volga area).

"We should scrutinize the powers of those who have brought the region to such a state," the president said, adding that there must also be a pattern of action for the federal crisis management centre.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases