Thursday, October 25, 2007

Is anti-urban-migration growing?

Jakarta's hate for new incoming migrants from rural areas seems to be spreading.

Now the government of Cilegon, an industrial city in Banten, expects new migrants to provide cash collateral to the municipality. Meanwhile, in Serang, people who don't have local ID cards are facing a fine of Rp 50 million (~USD 5,000) or six months of jail.

Can't the national government (i.e. the ministry of law and human rights) do something about this?


  1. always happen after Lebaran
    bad tradition...

    there's somethin goin wrong on the root...
    wont be healed with "partial" thinkin
    call it misconcept of "otonomi daerah"?

  2. Why am I not surprised? The way this country operated is by 'reaction' and not by 'planning'.

    Maybe we should start 'urban reaction' school instead of 'urban planning'.