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Jakarta Post

City to evict Greenpeace from HQ office

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 9 2011   /  09:07 am

The city administration is moving against the environmental organization Greenpeace Indonesia as it plans to evict staff from their national headquarters in Kemang, South Jakarta.

Head of the South Jakarta Building Construction Supervision and Regulation Agency (P2B), Widyo Dwiyono, said Greenpeace has turned what should have been a private residence in Kemang Utara into an office building.

“If it does not immediately move out, we will seal the office for a building permit violation,” he said.

Officials from the agency have given Greenpeace three days to move out of the building before they move in to seal the office.

Head of the South Jakarta Spatial Planning Agency, Gamal Sinurat, added that Greenpeace had been asked to leave because it had become a security concern in the area.

“Office activities in a residential area can create a disturban...