Indonesië

Informatie- en nieuwsforum over Indonesië en Nederlands-Indië
 
IndexKalenderFAQRegistrerenInloggen

Deel | 
 

 Slum dwellers disappointed in Anies-Sandi for evictions after campaign promises

Vorige onderwerp Volgende onderwerp Go down 
AuteurBericht
ol' Kesas

avatar

Aantal berichten : 1228
Registratiedatum : 05-12-13
Woonplaats : Bungaville-Down Under

BerichtOnderwerp: Slum dwellers disappointed in Anies-Sandi for evictions after campaign promises   di 14 nov 2017 - 22:13





Coconuts Jakarta Nov. 14, 2017

Besides the politicized accusation of blasphemy against former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, many said the capital’s previous leader was deeply unpopular amongst the capital’s poorest citizens due to his relentless policy of evicting slum dwellers judged to be living illegally on government property, especially those settlements located along waterways that Ahok’s administration argued were worsening flood conditions. Many activists argued Ahok’s evictions were done illegally and inhumanely.

Current Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan strongly criticized Ahok’s eviction policies as well, and his Vice Governor Sandiaga Uno promised, “Anies and I will not evict residents forcefully from their homes. We’ll sit together to hear what solutions they want the most. No more tears.”

Welp, yesterday the Central Jakarta Government evicted the resident of numerous illegal buildings around West Flood Canal on Jalan Tenaga Listrik in Tanah Abang, on the familiar grounds that the slums were impeding flood prevention efforts.

Some of the evicted residents couldn’t help but express their disappointment towards the new administration, given their anti-eviction rhetoric during the campaign.

“(That’s why) we chose him instead Ahok,” Siti, a 36-year-old woman who claimed to have lived in the area since childhood and worked as a scavenger, told Tempo.


Siti said she had voted for Anies-Sandi because she hoped they would not evict the poor without giving them some other solution.

Another evictee, a 51-year-old woman named Mariana, said she would have to sleep in an improvised tent tonight since she had no other options.

In total, the residents of some 101 illegal dwelling were evicted. The government said they had given them an eviction notice and socialized the news one week previously. Unlike some of the evictions under Ahok and previous administrations, there was no organized resistance or violence.

Sandiaga justified the evictions on several grounds today, saying that, in addition to flood concerns, the slum dwellings were relatively new and did not have businesses registered with the local government. He also said that the area was known as a hotbed of prostitution.

Governor Anies did reverse another eviction action by Ahok’s administration by allowing residents of evicted slums in Kampung Aquarium in North Jakarta to remain in the area and even promised to build temporary shelters for them.
Many of the people evicted from slums in Pasar Ikan, North Jakarta, started returning to the area soon after Anies’ election victory, convinced that they will not face eviction again under the new administration.

In addition to the West Flood Canal evictees, officials from both hardline Islamist organizations and workers unions have said they feel were used by Anies just to win the election due to the new governor’s actions since taking office.


("officials from both hardline Islamist organizations and workers unions have said they feel were used by Anies just to win the election" yup, the cat's out of the bag, squatters now - hardliners next! Those who win by deception shall lose by default - what do you say?) siK' comment


.
Terug naar boven Go down
ol' Kesas

avatar

Aantal berichten : 1228
Registratiedatum : 05-12-13
Woonplaats : Bungaville-Down Under

BerichtOnderwerp: Squatters rebuild shacks at Tanah Abang after eviction   wo 15 nov 2017 - 21:28





The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Wed, November 15, 2017

Two days after Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) personnel demolished buildings on the West Flood Canal inspection road in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, residents began to rebuild semi-permanent dwellings on Wednesday.

The squatters were seen arriving with carts to erect wooden shacks and tarpaulins on Jl. Inspeksi at around 10:42 a.m.
One of them, Nie, said she only built a place to take a rest after scavenging trash.

"We are just building a place to rest after scavenging. It can be dismantled again," Nie told wartakota.tribunnews.com on Wednesday.

No supervision was conducted of the area after the clearance.

On Monday, 132 shacks along the road were cleared by Satpol PP personnel based on an order from the Central Jakarta administration to revitalize the area, which has been occupied by squatters for years


(now that was a bit of a waste of time and a publicity stunt from local government, chucking the squatters out of their digs, perhaps they like to be seen as "men of action" and afterwards not to be seen again?) siK, comment


.
Terug naar boven Go down
 
Slum dwellers disappointed in Anies-Sandi for evictions after campaign promises
Vorige onderwerp Volgende onderwerp Terug naar boven 
Pagina 1 van 1

Permissies van dit forum:Je mag geen reacties plaatsen in dit subforum
Indonesië :: Berichten :: News in English-
Ga naar: