Jakarta – The Supreme Court has rejected a case review petition filed by the Jakarta administration contesting a ruling issued by the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) over the reclamation permit of islet G, part of the controversial reclamation project off of Jakarta Bay.
The ruling, uploaded to the court's website Thursday, was issued on Nov. 26 by justices Yodi Martono Wahyunadi, Hary Djatmiko and Supandi.
With the ruling, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is required to extend the reclamation permit for the construction of the islet, which has been renamed Bersama Beach, to developer PT Muara Wisesa Samudera.
The dispute over the reclamation permit of the islet started in March when the developer filed a lawsuit with the Jakarta PTUN demanding that Anies extend its expired reclamation permit.
The court ruled on April 30 in favor of the plaintiff and ordered Anies to extend PT Muara Wisesa Samudera's permits.
The Jakarta administration challenged the ruling and filed a case review on Oct. 15.
Islet G is among four artificial islets, along with islets C, D, and N, in Jakarta Bay that did not have their reclamation permits revoked by Anies in 2018 on the grounds that the man-made islets had been built.
Anies revoked in September 2018 reclamation permits for the development of 13 out of 17 islets in northern Jakarta's coastal area as part of the realization of his campaign promises. Permits were revoked for islets A, B, E, I, J, K, M, O, P, Q, H, F and M.
Islet C and D are developed by PT Kapuk Niaga Indah, while Muara Wisesa Samudra and state-owned port operator Pelindo II are in charge of the development of islets G and N respectively.
The Jakarta administration has been in ongoing legal battles with the developers over permit revocations and extensions for the major reclamation projects. (nal).