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Jakarta Post

LBH Jakarta opens complaint center for air quality

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15 2019   /  01:19 am

Depok resident Istu Prayogi recalled his time going back and forth to hospitals in search of a cure for his frequent headaches back in 2010.The 54-year-old lecturer, who commutes daily by public transportation to his workplace at a university in East Jakarta, said he was finally convinced by three doctors that his illness was caused by nodules on his lungs. This surprised him, as he was a nonsmoker.“The doctors said my lungs were sensitive to polluted air and asked me to always wear a mask whenever I do outdoor activities in Jakarta because of its polluted air,” he told The Jakarta Post at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) office on Sunday.Istu believes there are many people with the same problem, so he has called on them to join him in his attempt to file a citizen lawsuit against the government, which he considers does nothing at all to resolve Jakarta’s air pollution...