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The directorate-general of law enforcement at the environment and forestry ministry formed a special task force to deal with the problems of plastic waste import.
Thousands of garbage-carrying containers filled with plastic scraps mixed with waste are seen piling up at the Tanjung Priok and Banten Ports.
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.
The discovery of the export of hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to South Korea and China on March 21 has sparked controversy.
Supreme Court Chairman Hatta Ali turns 70 years on April 7.
After unearthing cesium-137 (Cs-137) nuclear waste in an empty lot in the Batan Indah housing estate, Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) and police discovered illegal radioactive material in a house on Block A-22 in the same complex. The house owner is Suhaedi Muhammad, a senior officer at the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan).