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Jakarta Post

Greenpeace bows to pressure from city government

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 15 2011   /  08:00 am

Bowing to pressure from the city administration, which has twice issued a notice of eviction against its national headquarters, the environmental organization Greenpeace Indonesia has decided to find a new location for its office.

“We support the city administration in upholding the regulation. The rent for our office will expire in June 2012 and, in the meantime, we will find a new location for our office,” the head of Greenpeace Indonesia, Nur Hidayawati, told a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

Nur said that Greenpeace Indonesia would send a notification to the South Jakarta Building Construction Supervision and Regulation Agency (P2B) about the plan.

The agency had said that it would seal the building for a violation of zoning regulations.

Head of the South Jakarta P2B, Widyo Dwiyono, said Greenpeace had turned what should have been a private res...