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Bukit Duri residents vow to keep fighting

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 26 2020   /  01:08 am

Residents of Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, plan to file a case review (PK) against a 2019 Supreme Court (MA) ruling that denied them compensation after being evicted from their homes in 2016.“We have heard about the Supreme Court’s ruling, but we will not give up as we’ll file a case review against the ruling immediately,” Sandyawan Sumardi, one of the plaintiffs filing the class action suit, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.The MA ruling came two years after 93 Bukit Diri residents won a class action suit against the Jakarta administration and the Ciliwung-Cisadane Flood Control Office (BWSCC). The verdict required both to provide compensation for the residents, whose homes along the banks of the Ciliwung River were demolished to make way for a waterway connecting the river to the Manggarai floodgate. The move was part of the city’s efforts to decrease flooding.During the legal pr...