Jakarta & Urban Life

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April 2024

CNN Indonesia – April 4, 2024

Jakarta – A civil society coalition named the Jakarta Concerned Council Coalition is asking the government to revoke the recently enacted Jakarta Special Region (DKJ) Law. They consider that the legislative product is only to facilitate the interests of elite investors.

November 2023

Sinar Harapan – November 18, 2023

Banjar Chaeruddin – The City and Universe Clean Air Initiative Coalition (Ibukota) is asking President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately implement the court ruling on improving air quality in Jakarta and its surrounding areas after the Supreme Court (MA) rejected a cassation appeal.

Kompas.com – November 17, 2023

Novianti Setuningsih, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says that so far not one foreign investment has come into the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara.

October 2023

CNN Indonesia – October 5, 2023

Jakarta – Article 42 in the recently enacted revisions to the State Capital Law (IKN Law) has been criticised for confusing the legal structure and conflicting with a number of existing regulations and laws. Such articles are known as "Sapu Jagat" articles, or all encompassing articles.

September 2023

Kompas Newspaper – September 6, 2023

Man at back of bus: Oh, that's the pollution. Sign held by police officer reads "Economy lane".

CNN Indonesia – September 5, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised government efforts to overcome air pollution, which is being headed up by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

CNN Indonesia – September 1, 2023

Jakarta – The Jakarta Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is urging central and regional governments not to show favouritism in acting against business owners that contribute to air pollution.

August 2023

Kompas Newspaper – August 30, 2023

The government is scrambling to address Jakarta's perennial air pollution problem amid a public outcry over worsening air quality in recent weeks.

Arah Juang – August 20, 2023

Dipo Negoro – On Sunday August 13, based on data from the IQAir air quality monitoring website at 6 am, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Jakarta stood at 170 or in the unhealthy category, with high levels of PM2.5 pollutants.

CNN Indonesia – August 16, 2023

Jakarta – The Capital City Civil Society Coalition held a demonstration in front of the Jakarta City Hall on Wednesday August 16. They were urging the Jakarta provincial government to immediately overcome the worsening problem of air pollution.