Barisan

Barisan

(bärēsän`), volcanic mountain range, c.1,000 mi (1,600 km) long, paralleling the western coast of Sumatra island, Indonesia. It rises to Mt. Kerinci (12,467 ft/3,800 m high). Numerous lakes are found in the mountains, including Toba, the largest in Indonesia.

Barisan

 

a mountain range in the south of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is about 650 km long and up to 100 km wide, with a maximum elevation of 3,800 m (Mt. Kerinchi). The range is composed primarily of Paleozoic crystalline schist, quartzite, limestone, granite, and volcanic rock. There are many active and extinct volcanoes in its ridge (Kerinchi, Talang, Kabau, and others). The slopes are strongly dissected by rivers. The climate is moist and tropical, with evergreen forests.

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UNESCO Office Jakarta is coordinating the development of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the cumulative effects of the road development plans in Bukit Barisan Mountain Range, the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (TRHS), which will contribute to the efforts towards the removal of the TRHS from the World Heritage in Danger list.
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Taib, 78, governor of Sarawak state and a powerful member of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, has faced mounting accusations of enriching himself and his cronies through a stranglehold on the state's economy, charges which he denies.
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The study has identified Tambling, which is part of the globally significant Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP), as a beacon of hope for the last remaining 400-500 wild Sumatran tigers.
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The government also began peace talks with the separatist Barisan Revolusi Nasional earlier this year, but the violence has not abated.
The Merdeka Center also said a survey found that 42 percent of respondents believed the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (People's Pact) alliance "should be given the chance to govern the country", while 41 percent said "only Barisan Nasional can govern".