Correction: Our story headlined Funds for poverty alleviation cut and misused on page 8 of the Aug. 5, 1994 issue contained some misquotations. Gunawan Sumodiningrat, chief of the Bureau for Regency and Village Development at the National Development Planning Board, did not specifically confirm any misuse nor deductions from the funds for poverty alleviation as written in the second and third paragraphs of the story.
Gunawan did say that he was concerned about some newspaper reports on deductions by local officials from the funds. But Gunawan added that the truth of the newspaper stories should further be checked and his office had not yet received any evidence to prove the alleged misuse and deductions.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the misquotations.