Development rights for Island D were issued before the moratorium on land reclamation was lifted. Despite a construction ban, building and houses continue to pop up on the man-made island. Many irregularities occurred with the issuance of the certificate.
For the past four months, Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has written to many people and institutions to revive discussion on land reclamation regulations. None of the institutions, however, have been willing to resume discussions on this ¡®hot potato' topic.
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.