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Jakarta Post

Police reject car-color policy

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 4 2011   /  07:00 am

The Jakarta Police have rejected the City Administration’s plan to limit private car numbers on the road through a car color-based policy, which will be tested during the Nov. 11-22 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Jakarta Police chief Untung S. Radjab has called for another review of the car color-based policy, saying he was concerned the policy could be unfair on car owners.

“The police chief wants another review by the city traffic authority. Thorough consideration, both sociological and legal, is needed to see if the policy should be approved,” City Police deputy chief Suhardi Alius said.

City police spokesman Sr. Comr. Baharudin Djafar said on Wednesday that the car-color policy could spark protests among car owners.

“The [color-based] policy should be a joint decision. It should not be decided by the city government alone. If it’s their decision, t...