Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Djarot to publicly shame river polluters

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, September 12, 2017 | 06:57 pm
Djarot to publicly shame river polluters A worker walks on the Gendong River, which is clogged with garbage, in Pluit, North Jakarta, on March 16. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has instructed his subordinates to publicly display photos of people caught throwing garbage into rivers.

"I have instructed the environmental agency to accelerate the sting operation on haphazard garbage dumping. If they catch someone throwing garbage into a river, they must take a picture of the person and put it on an installed banner,” he said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday, adding that such a measure was being taken to show people’s bad habits.

The banner, he further explained, would be installed in their residential area to give them a social sanction, which is expected to have a deterrent effect.

"In such a way, we all can take care of Jakarta. […] We should feel pity for our contract cleaners who work in rivers from the morning to clear them of garbage,” Djarot added, saying that the officials often saw residents on motorcycles throw plastic bags of trash into rivers. (agn)

Topics :

Join the discussions