JAKARTA. The Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) approved a petition filed by fishermen and a rights group in relation to permits issued for the construction of three artificial islets on Jakarta’s northern coast on Thursday.
A panel of three judges found that the permits issued for islets F, I and K had violated several regulations.
Presiding judge Adi Budi Sulistyo said the permits were issued without listening to the concerns of fishermen, while the law obligated the city to do so.
Adi added that the project could potentially cause damage to the coastal area.
"We ordered the defendant to revoke his decision letter that is being disputed in this hearing," he said.
The city administration issued construction permits on Oct. 22, 2015 to city-owned PT Jakarta Propertindo for islet F and to PT Jaladri Eka Paksi for islet I, while it issued a permit on Nov. 17 to PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol for islet K.
Protests have been staged by fishermen, rights activists and environmentalists who claimed the Jakarta governor violated various regulations in issuing the permits and demanded that the court revoke them immediately.
Editor: Sanny Cicilia