Member Of DPRD F-PDIP: DKI Provincial Government Doesn't Have Judiciary Operation Potentially Leads To New Social Problems

JAKARTA - Member of the DKI Jakarta DPRD, Hardiyanto Kenneth, assessed that the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government's policy of eliminating judicial operations for new arrivals after the 2022 Eid homecoming has the potential to cause new social problems for the capital city.

According to the member of Commission D of the DKI Jakarta DPRD, this policy has the potential to cause new social problems because even though Jakarta is one of the owners of the largest Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD) in Indonesia, so far it has not been able to eradicate poverty.

"Currently, the city of Jakarta, which has the largest APBD in Indonesia, has not been able to eradicate poverty and malnutrition, two things that are still a scourge that shackles Jakarta, don't force yourself to come to Jakarta without a purpose, without expertise, as a result you end up being unemployed, homeless, beggars and criminals," said the PDI-P politician in a statement quoted by Antara, Monday, May 16.

Jakarta, said Kenneth, is indeed a big city that is open to all Indonesians, but data collection and judicial operations must still be carried out, because in principle, newcomers to Jakarta still have to have special skills in order to compete in the capital city.

And it does not give birth to new social problems such as the increase in People with Social Welfare Problems (PMKS) or even the increasing number of criminals.

"The competition in Jakarta is very tight, people who want to come to Jakarta must understand this, must have the capital of expertise. Don't come to Jakarta instead it becomes a burden, ideally all people who want to enter and settle in Jakarta must be properly recorded," said Kenneth.

Meanwhile, Kenneth continued, based on a report from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of DKI Jakarta Province, the poverty rate in the Capital City area reached 498.29 thousand people in the September 2021 period, which when compared to the same period the previous year, increased from 496.84 thousand in September 2020.

While the number of PMKS in DKI Jakarta, as many as 2,169 people in 2020, and of this number, as many as 1,003 people are homeless.

"Don't let the poverty rate spike again in Jakarta, then make PMKS numbers even higher. A big city like Jakarta cannot accept indiscriminate immigrants, people who come must be clear that they don't have expertise and skills," said the Head of the Disaster Management Agency (BAGUNA) PDIP DKI Jakarta.

According to Kenneth, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government's policy under the direction of DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is politically charged and maneuvers towards the end of his tenure as the number one person in Jakarta.

Therefore, he pleaded with Anies Baswedan not to make policies that would make Jakarta's condition even worse, towards the end of his tenure as the number one person in Jakarta.

"Mr. Anies, don't seek sympathy from the public in this way. At the end of your term of office, don't make strange maneuvers, then because your position is about to end, talk casually like this without being studied, and consider what kind of domino effect in the future, you talk like you don't have burdens and responsibilities. If in the future social problems arise and you are no longer a governor, who will take responsibility?" he said.

The reason, he said, was that if Jakarta accepted indiscriminate immigrants, the flow of urbanization would increase rapidly in Jakarta, and the local government would never be ready to accommodate the surge in new arrivals after easing, so it is certain that there will be a spike in social problems in the future.

"Social problems will continue to come later, such as the proliferation of slum villages, rising unemployment rates, homeless and beggars mushrooming everywhere and crime rising sharply, as well as other social problems that will emerge," explained the Chair of the Indonesian Alumni Family Association (IKAL) PPRA Force LXII.

Previously, the DKI Jakarta Population and Civil Registration Service (Dukcapil) estimated that the number of new arrivals would reach 20,000 to 50,000 people after the 2022 Eid holiday. The number of new arrivals was triggered by several factors. One of them, the case of COVID-19 in the capital, which is increasingly under control.

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