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Jakarta's air pollution in new spotlight despite being present for decades

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Environmentalists demand the Jakarta administration and central government do something about Jakarta's air pollution on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (JP/Gisela Swaragita)
Gisela Swaragita
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Jakarta   ●   Thu, June 27, 2019

Netizens in Greater Jakarta finally woke up and smelled the air pollution after social media influencers made noise about the problem this week, but some concerned people want the issue to go beyond just a trending topic. 

One of such netizens was Twitter figure Aulia Masna, who shared the data on Jakarta’s air pollution levels, which was classified as unhealthy on June 25, with a provocative question: “Hi, Jakarta, aren’t you suffocating?”

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