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Jakarta Post

Anies attends second anniversary of Kampung Akuarium eviction

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 14, 2018   /   03:28 pm
Anies attends second anniversary of Kampung Akuarium eviction Residents of Kampung Akuarium, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, hold a gathering to commemorate their eviction day in April 2016 on Saturday. Residents, who are now accommodated in shelters, hope the city administration will rebuild their residential area soon. (JP/Callistasia Anggun Wijaya)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan attended on Saturday an event conducted by residents of Kampung Akuarium, North Jakarta, to commemorate the day they were evicted from their homes by the administration of the former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama.

The residents expressed their gratitude for the city administration's decision to rebuild their demolished residences. 

Currently, the remaining residents reside in temporary shelters, which will be demolished once their houses are constructed. 

During the event, resident Dharma Diani handed over a 3D model of a house to Anies. 

"We hope Bapak can fulfil our dreams. This is our dream," she said, handing over the model house to Anies. 

Anies said he was committed to achieving social justice for the residents. 

"I receive this [the model house] as a mandate. Insya Allahwe will fulfill [the promise to rebuild the residential area]. Give us a chance to prove that the country is still committed to upholding social justice for all of its residents," Anies said. 

Anies added that the city administration had conducted a Community Action Plan (CAP) to gather the residents’ aspirations on their future kampung