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Private school reports residents in land dispute to police

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

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, January 10, 2020   /  03:29 pm
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A banner expresses opposition by residents of Pluit Putri residential complex against a plan to build a school on green open space in their area.(tempo.co/Yusuf Manurung)

Residents of the Pluit Putri housing complex in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, claim to have been reported to police for protesting against the city’s plan to turn a green space in their residential area into a private school, marking yet another legal dispute over land use in the capital city. PT Jakarta Utilitas Propertindo (JUP), a subsidiary of city-owned developer Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), plans to build a three-story building for the private Bina Tunas Bangsa (BTB) school on the 3,999-square-meter lot, which Jakpro claims to legally own. In November residents staged a protest by padlocking the main gate to the plot and putting up posters decrying the project and alleging Jakpro and BTB were not transparent in the construction project and that they were taking over a green space that the residents had used for social activities for years. BTB appear not to ...