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Govt, city claim much being done about air pollution

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 6 2019   /  12:19 am
Shades of grey: A girl looks at the National Monument (Monas) as smog covers Jakarta on Thursday. Residents have filed a civil lawsuit and demanded the administration step up efforts to prevent air pollution from getting worse.(Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)(Monas) as smog covers Jakarta on Thursday. Residents have filed a civil lawsuit and demanded the administration step up efforts to prevent air pollution from getting worse.(Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)

Shades of grey: A girl looks at the National Monument (Monas) as smog covers Jakarta on Thursday. Residents have filed a civil lawsuit and demanded the administration step up efforts to prevent air pollution from getting worse.(Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)The central government and the Jakarta administration have claimed that measures are being taken regarding air pollution, as they adopt a defensive posture in response to a civil lawsuit filed by a group of fed-up residents. The authorities brushed off the notion that they had a hands-off approach to declining air quality.The Environment and Forestry Ministry’s pollution and environmental damage control director general, Karliansyah, said the ministry welcomed the lawsuit, as it indicated that people were aware of their rights.“If citizens are aware of their rights, we hope it will not be limited to air pollution but [extend to] other i...