Jakarta Air Pollution Lawsuit Trial Is Continued, Representatives of President and Governors Are Expected to Present

The Central Jakarta District Court held a further trial on the air pollution lawsuit on Thursday (8/22/2019) today.

The lawsuit was filed by the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), Greenpeace Indonesia, and Friends of the Earth Indonesia (Walhi), as well as 31 people who joined the Clean Air Coalition (IBUKOTA).

Today’s trial agenda is scheduled for further document’s examination and mediation. “Completing previous trial’s (documents) and mediating,” said LBH Jakarta public attorney, Ayu Ezra, when confirmed, Thursday (8/22/2019).

This trial was scheduled for 10:00 WIB, but until now the trial has not yet begun.

Ayu hopes that the defendant and the defendant’s lawyer can attend the first trial.

“All of them are supposed to be present completely, defendant one (President of the Republic of Indonesia) and seven (Governor Anies Baswedan) have not yet arrived,” she said.

Previously, the first trial on the air pollution case was postponed.

The chief judge of the case, Saifudin Zuhri, said the trial was adjourned because the plaintiff and the defendant had not met administrative requirements.

He said this after checking the documents of the defendants and the plaintiffs.

As for a number of these institutions sued the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta to the President because of Jakarta’s poor air quality.

They filed a citizen lawsuit (CLS) to a number of government institutions through the Central Jakarta District Court with case register number: 374/PDT.G/LH/2019/PN.JKT.PST.

“There are seven defendants. They are the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Governor of DKI Jakarta, as well as the co-defendants of the Governor of West Java, and the Governor of Banten,” Ayu said.



Source: https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2019/08/22/12113821/sidang-gugatan-polusi-udara-jakarta-dilanjutkan-perwakilan-presiden-dan