Anies’ Reclamation Trouble
Governor Anies Baswedan has been tripped up by his own criticism of the Jakarta Bay reclamation. He seems to lack a smart exit strategy from the troubled project.
Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan may be clever with words, but now it seems like his own words in the past has come back to haunt him. Two years ago, he fiercely criticized his predecessor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, over his handling of the Jakarta Bay reclamation. Now, in an abrupt change of tack, Anies issued a building construction permit (IMB) for the reclaimed island based on a regulation passed by Basuki.
Anies granted a building permi...