TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The human rights activist Ratna Sarumpaet has sent a legal notice to Jakarta Transportation Agency today morning, Monday, April 9. The demand letter was also forwarded to Governor Anies Baswedan and South Jakarta administration.
She expressed her critics through the letter following her impounded car in Tebet park, South Jakarta, on Tuesday, April 3. “The legal notice is sent to the governor in City Hall as he is the regional leader,” said Ratna in a press conference in Dapur Indonesia, Central Jakarta, today.
Ratna explained the five points noted in the letter. She demands Jakarta Transportation to make an apology to those having their car towed; explain her legal matter in national media and newspaper; conduct review on car towing which she deemed that the policy is used as a tool to collect society’s fund; draw up an inventory on traffic issue, particularly on the road sign; and she accuses the officer who towing her car acted against the law (onrechtmaitige daad) Chapter 1365 of Indonesian Civil Code (KUH Perdata).
“[The letter] aims to ask legal certainty for Jakarta people, especially for drivers,” said Ratna explaining her legal notice to Anies’s staff.
Earlier, Jakarta Governor Sandiaga Uno stated Ratna Sarumpaet has violated Regional Decree No. 5/2014 on transportation. He explained no vehicle is allowed to park in a public area even without a prohibition sign attached.