The Foul Smell of Imported Waste

Customs directorate-general uncovered a scandal over the import of plastic scrap containing hazardous and toxic waste exceeding the limit. Of the dozen importers, only one has been prosecuted. There are suspicions of lobbying to a number of House of Representatives members.

Linda Trianita

April 28, 2020

WITH 13 members of the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Commission IV, Dedi Mulyadi visited Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta at the end of January. Dedy, deputy chairman of the commission that deals with, among others, environmental and forestry issues, led the group to inspect plastic waste containers that had been sitting at the port for several months. Shortly after arriving there, the legislators witnessed two containers being opened


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