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Jakarta Post

City to warn errant building owners about smoking ban

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 22 2010   /  10:53 am

In a bid to free public areas from cigarette smoke, the Jakarta administration is planning to send warning letters to the management of 52 buildings for failing to obey an anti-smoking bylaw that has been in effect for two months.

Jakarta Environmental Management Agency (BPLHD) head of law enforcement Ridwan Panjaitan said Tuesday the administration had received complaints from the public about smoking areas in buildings.

“At first, we will give them warning to close down their smoking rooms. We are giving them one month to do so,” Ridwan said.

However, Ridwan refused to name the buildings, saying the administration was giving building management time to obey the law.

“If, within a month, they still refuse to close down the smoking rooms in their buildings, we will announce the buildings to the media,” he said.

Ridwan said further disobedience w...