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Jakarta Post

Jakarta welcomes post-Idul Fitri newcomers with open arms

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 17, 2019   /  06:36 am
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Travelers arrive at the Kampung Rambutan bus terminal in Jakarta on June 8. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Jakarta seeks to be more open to newcomers, who typically move to the city after the Idul Fitri holiday period, as the administration dispenses with a notorious and discriminative policy of civil registration raids targeting newcomers. Instead, the city administration would document newcomers. Neighborhood units (RT) and community units (RW), at the forefront of administrative services in the city, would set up civil registry booths, Jakarta Population and Civil Registry Agency head Dhany Sukma said. Dhany explained that citizens coming to Jakarta should bring their personal documents, such as their ID cards and family cards (KK), to the civil registry booths, so that the municipality’s population and civil registry office could issue temporary residency letters for them. The service provided by the city stands in stark contrast to decades of crackdowns dubbed as “Op...