Trouble breaks out in AEON Mall, JGC as residents blame developers for flooding

first_imgHeri said the situation was calm as of Tuesday noon.“We have apprehended residents suspected of causing damage. Meanwhile, other residents have returned to their homes,” he went on to say.Heri added that the residents’ representatives had entered into discussions with JGC developers and officials from the subdistrict regarding the flooding in their area. (hol) Topics : Trouble broke out at Jakarta Garden City (JGC) township residential complex in Cakung, East Jakarta on Tuesday, as local residents blamed the complex developer for causing floods that inundated their homes following a heavy downpour across the city overnight.Dozens of people living around JGC gathered at the AEON mall – located within the property area — and the property management office. Violence broke out and windows were broken in the building.AEON Mall is a shopping area inside JGC. The township project was officially launched in September 2017. The chief of East Jakarta Police’s criminal investigation department, Adj. Sr. Comr. Heri Purnomo, said the mob attacking the mall and the office were local residents who lived around the township project. They suffered from massive flooding after heavy rain on Monday night.“They think that the housing development [at JGC] has caused flooding in their homes. They demand the developers solve the flooding problem,” Heri said on Tuesday.Read also: Despite regulations, Jakarta homeowners concrete over green spacesVideos purporting to show the trouble have been circulating on social media. A Twitter user, @Manispolos3, shared a video accompanied by a caption: “People attack the marketing office of JGC in Cakung because [they believe] JGC’s embankment has caused flooding at Tambun Rengas kampung in East Cakung subdistrict, East Jakarta.”center_img Despite the heavy rain since Monday midnight, JGC was not inundated by floodwater.Another Twitter user, @sjifa, wrote the reason why JGC did not got flooded despite the heavy rain was because the developers had elevated the land by some 3 to 5 meters.“JGC doesn’t get flooded because it guarantees it is 1,000 percent flood-free, but the kampungs around JGC are submerged. Everything has changed since the JGC was built,” @sjifa claimed on Monday.last_img read more

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Rally set at Franklin County nativity scene Saturday

first_imgThe nativity scene on the courthouse lawn has drawn scrutiny. (Image: Freedom from Religion Foundation)BROOKVILLE, Ind. – A rally in favor of a nativity scene on the Franklin County Courthouse Square is scheduled for noon on Saturday.The display has sparked controversy in recent years as the Freedom from Religion Foundation sent letters to county officials demanding the nativity scene be removed from the courthouse lawn.County Commissioners have disregarded the requests as many residents have supported its location.According to the Brookville Democrat, there will be Christmas Carols, speeches and free food.last_img

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Cricket News Ex-Pakistan players crave to work with PCB, even in toilets, says Tanvir Ahmed

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Tanvir Ahmed feels that all the former Pakistani cricketers would like to work with the Pakistan Board even if they get a chance to work in toilets. He said, “It is my personal opinion what is wrong with that. I believe some of our former players are so desperate for employment opportunities in the board they would even work in the toilets’’. Tanvir has played five Tests, two ODIs and one Twenty20 International for his country between the year 2010 and 2013.Later, he gained a lot of attention due to his controversial comments after he became a full-time cricket expert on television channels.Recently, he was in headlines when he accused former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and said he is a big supporter of nepotism and practice favourism in selection and ignored deserving candidate in order to promote his nephew, Imam-ul-Haq. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. He said, “What legendary work has Inzamam done as chief selector tell me. I don’t rate him as a legend’’. The video in which he questioned the former skipper Inzamam garnered huge number of views over the social media.Last year, during the Asia Cup which was held in UAE, he faced a lot of wrath from the cricket fans worldwide when he said that Virat Kohli had run away from the tournament. However, Indian skipper was given rest and the tournament was eventually won by the Indian side.Even, Tanvir admitted that his comments on Kohli garnered him a massive backlash over the internet that he had to close down his social media handles. last_img read more

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