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Issuance of land certificates on Pari Island flawed, Ombudsman finds

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 9, 2018   /   07:15 pm
Issuance of land certificates on Pari Island flawed, Ombudsman finds Pari Island residents crowd the Indonesian Ombudsman office in South Jakarta on April 9 after the Jakarta Ombudsman stated that the North Jakarta Land Agency had been accused of maladministration in issuing land certificates in Thousand Islands regency. (kompas.com/Nursita Sari)

The North Jakarta Land Agency has been accused of maladministration in the issuance of land ownership certificates (SHM) and right to build certificates (SHGB) used by private enterprise PT Bumi Pari Asri to claim land ownership in Pari Island in Thousand Islands regency, the Jakarta Ombudsman office has said.

With the issuance of the certificates in around 2014 meant the company could claim 90 percent ownership of the island.

Acting head of the Jakarta Ombudsman office, Dominikus Dalu, said the issuance of 62 SHM and 14 SHGB needed to be evaluated, adding that an internal audit should be conducted at the land agency.

"The National Land Agency’s inspector general and head of the Jakarta Land Agency should carry out an internal audit at the municipal agency regarding the issuance of the certificates," he said on Monday, revealing its findings after investigating the case.

Activists previously said the certificates had been issued without land measurements being carried out by the land agency, thus violating Article 14 of Government Regulation No. 24/1997 on land registration and that the land certificates were registered to people who were not residents of the island.

Dominikus said residents in the area had never been involved or informed regarding with the land measurement. (fac/ami)