Correction on Number of Orang Utan
There was data inaccuracy in an opinion article titled Minister Siti’s Wrong Call on the partnership termination between the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and WWF Indonesia Foundation on Tempo February 4-10, 2020 edition.
AS stated on page 11, there were 600 orangutan population in Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan. The correct population is 6,000 orangutans, or 6,080 when referring to data from the 2016 Population and Habitat Viability Assessment.
Brand, Public Relations, and Media Relations
Manager of WWF Indonesia
Thank you for your correction—Ed.
ON January 30, 2020, the Indonesian Army—Jaya/Jayakarta Regional Military Command (Kodam Jaya)—has ordered residents to vacate eight houses in the neighborhood unit (RW) 05 Sumur Batu, Central Jakarta. The eviction violated the ongoing legal process.
1. In the Eviction Warning Letter No. B/3708/XI/2019 dated November 12, 2019, Kodam Jaya uses the term “official residences,” which obviously violates Government Regulation No. 40/1994 on State Residences, article 26 paragraph 2: “All the terms state residences or official residences in the legislation before the enforcement of this Government Regulation shall read State Residences.”
2. In the Eviction Warning Letter No. B/3708/XI/2019 dated November 12, 2019, Kodam Jaya mentions its registration in the Simak BMN (Management and Accounting Information System of State Owned Assets) of the Finance Ministry No. KIB 1, Assets Code 2.01.01.01.002.01, Registration No. 30501001. It means Kodam Jaya acknowledges that the assets belong to the state (BMN). The Finance Minister as the state assets management authority has issued Finance Minister Regulation No. 244/PMK.06/2012 on the Procedure for the Supervision and Control of State Owned Assets. It is specified in article 22 paragraph 4 letter b, “For BMN in the form of land and/or buildings, the user of assets/authorized user of assets shall request the stipulation of eviction involving the relevant BMN from the local court followed by the execution of eviction.” The forced eviction of the houses in RW 05 Sumur Batu was not accompanied with that court letter as the legal basis for the eviction.
3. Occupants of 24 houses already vacated by force are currently filing a lawsuit in the Central Jakarta Court dated January 6, 2020 with the following defendants:
1. Kodam Jaya/Jayakarta Commander
2. Army Chief of Staff
3. Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander
4. Minister of Defense
5. Minister of Finance
6. Minister of Public Works and People’s Housing
Kodam Jaya has committed a legal violation and legal contempt by conducting forced eviction, while there has not been a permanent and binding decision yet on the status of the houses subjected to the execution.
4. The explanation of Chief Spokesman for Kodam Jaya Colonel (Czi) Zulhandrie S. Mara on January 30, 2020 in the media referring Kodam Jaya as the rightful party based on the decision of the Central Jakarta District Court No. 426/Pdt.G/2010/PN.Jkt.Pst dated May 11, 2011 is misleading and not true.
The decision rejected the objections of Defendant I (Defense Minister), Defendant II (Kodam Jaya/Jayakarta Commander), Co-Defendant II (Finance Minister), Co-Defendant III (Director-General of State Assets) in their entirety. This was already conveyed by plaintiffs through the attorney in the Letter No. 07/P.Sumur Batu/XI/2019 dated November 25, 2019 on the notification and request to respect the legal process.
5. The decision has no permanent legal force yet because the plaintiffs are filing a cassation process with the Supreme Court under No. 78/Srt.Kas/2019/PN.Jkt.Pst dated May 15, 2019, which is to date still in the process of examination of dossiers at the Supreme Court.
6. The occupants whose houses have been vacated possess land documents and land plot registration numbers issued by the National Land Agency in 2006 in the occupants’ names. It means the land and houses inhabited by the occupants belong to the occupants, rather than the Army, in this case Kodam Jaya.
7. Pursuant to the letter of the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency of the Central Jakarta City Administration addressed to the Kodam Jaya Commander No. 2384/2-31.71-100/IX/2017 on the notification of the implementation of systematic land registration dated September 11, 2017, letter c states, “That the location of land plots that constitute assets according to our data have not yet been mapped and identifies, so that in line with the program we are obligated to conduct measurement and mapping.” It means that the land plots belong to occupants rather than the Army, in this case Kodam Jaya
Aa Auliasa Ariawan
General Chairman, Koalisi Anak Bangsa
Peduli Jasa Pahlawan
There is an error in the article published in February 4, 2020 Tempo edition titled Wood Export Conjuring Tricks. In the 9th paragraph it is written the aggregate transaction value between Toba Pulp Lestari and DP Macao is US$11.1 million or equivalent to Rp1.5 trillion. The conversion value should be around Rp152 billion.
In the article entitled The Profit Margins Are Nearly the Same, we wrote that the interviews with TPL’s PR Chief Norma Patty Handini Hutajulu were conducted twice, at the end of November 2019 and January 2020. The interviews were conducted three times. The first was in 2018.
Our sincere apologies for the mistakes—Ed.