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Jakarta Post

Signs announcing construction project on Pari Island put up amid ongoing land dispute

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 29, 2019   /  10:10 am
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A sign on Pari Island claiming that construction will soon be under way.(Courtesy of Forum Peduli Pulau Pari/Courtesy of Forum Peduli Pulau Pari)

A land dispute over the ownership of plots on Pari Island, Thousand Islands regency continues as residents have noticed that some security and police officers have erected signs announcing that construction will soon be under way on the island. On Tuesday morning, residents found that two signs had been put up on the island, in neighborhood units (RTs) 02 and 04 despite no prior consultation with the residents. The signs read “Give us your sincere prayer. Pari Island will soon be developed.” The signs also threaten anyone who damages or removes them with Article 406(1) of the Criminal Code, which carries a maximum prison sentence of two years and eight months. Pari Island resident Buyung said some police and security officers, allegedly from PT Bumi Pari Asri, which claims ownership of most of the island’s land, had tried to put up the signs secretly. &ldquo...