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.
Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.