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Satpol PP to clear Bukit Duri, Pasar Ikan of squatters

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, June 15, 2017 | 02:30 pm
Satpol PP to clear Bukit Duri, Pasar Ikan of squatters No mercy: A worker uses a backhoe to topple a building during the eviction of residents from Bukit Duri, South Jakarta. The evictions will make way for the Jakarta administration to continue flood mitigation efforts. (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) plans to demolish illegally built settlements in the Bukit Duri area in South Jakarta and Pasar Ikan area in North Jakarta, according to a city official.

“After clearing an area under the toll road in Kalijodo, North Jakarta, we are targeting the illegal buildings in Bukit Duri and Pasar Ikan,” agency head Jupan Royter said on Wednesday as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.  

He added that he would show no mercy to residents to disrupt public order, reminding that the semi-permanent buildings erected under Kalijodo toll road lacked legal certificates and residents had been warned before demolition began.

(Read also: Jakarta to stop people rebuilding on cleared land)

 “They had been given deadline to leave the location. However, they were stubborn and insisted on living under the toll road. Still, we took the humanist yet firm approach to residents,” he said.

Squatters began building the semi-permanent structures after former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama lost the April 19 election to Anies Baswedan.

In his campaign promises, Anies pledged to avoid evictions if he won the election.

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