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City bows to protest app use rule

  • Corry Elyda and Winda A. Charmila

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 2 2017   /  12:40 am
Blocked: A Qlue crowdsourcing app user checks a resident’s report on a clogged drain on Wednesday. The city administration says it has decided to hold back on the implementation of a gubernatorial decree that requires neighborhood and community unit heads to file reports using the app three times a day.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Blocked: A Qlue crowdsourcing app user checks a resident’s report on a clogged drain on Wednesday. The city administration says it has decided to hold back on the implementation of a gubernatorial decree that requires neighborhood and community unit heads to file reports using the app three times a day.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)Amid opposition from neighborhood and community unit (RT/RW) heads, the city administration has decided to hold back the implementation of a gubernatorial decree obliging RT/RW heads to make reports through crowd-sourced public complaint application Qlue.

“We ceased to apply the decree in June due to the protests,” acting Jakarta governor Sumarsono said in a recent interview.

Sumarsono admitted that the platform was previously used by the city administration to gather reports from the public to help monitor city officials.

However, the city...