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Jakarta Post

Lawsuits pile up against PLN for massive blackout

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 22, 2019   /  02:30 pm
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A man sits in his shop with a candle and emergency lamp during a blackout in Jakarta on Aug. 4.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Several lawsuits have been filed against state-owned electricity company PT PLN demanding compensation for a major blackout in Greater Jakarta earlier this month. Head of the Jakarta Citizens Forum (Fakta) Azas Tigor Nainggolan said he wanted to take the power-outage incident to court as he experienced losses from the blackout that lasted more than eight hours, yet had not received any proper compensation from PLN.  “I demand the company publicly apologize to the community and admit its poor management,” Tigor said after filing the lawsuit in South Jakarta District Court on Wednesday, adding that he suggested the public take legal action to seek a better response from the company. Tigor sued PLN for compensation of Rp 6,500 (45 US cents) for the toll-road charge on his way from Bogor to Jakarta, after train services stopped as the electricity went out. &ldquo...