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Jakarta Post

Jakarta loses, wins in legal battles over land reclamation projects

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 20, 2019   /  03:44 pm
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Fishermen and activists grouped under the People Alliance for Maritime Justice (AMUK Bahari) stage a protest in front of City Hall on July 16. The protesters demanded the city administration put an end to deliberations of the zoning plan and coastal northern territory draft bylaw that may put the livelihoods of fisherfolk at risk.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Legal suits have been knocking on the Jakarta administration’s door ever since Governor Anies Baswedan decided to stop the development of 13 artificial islands in the Jakarta Bay last year. The city is in ongoing legal battles with four developers whose principle permits were revoked following the decision. The developers of islets M, H, F and I each filed a lawsuit with the Jakarta Administrative Court (PTUN), demanding the city void the gubernatorial decree signed by Anies on Sept. 6, 2018. Of the four, the PTUN recently rejected the lawsuit filed by PT. Manggala Krida Yudha, the developer of islet M, and ruled in favor of the Jakarta administration on Tuesday. The ruling reveals different takes by the court on the reclamation lawsuits, as the court had ruled in favor of PT Harapan Indah, the subsidiary of publicly listed PT Intiland Development Tbk, developer of isl...