As flood waters recede, Jakarta residents file lawsuit against governor

Man carries his belongings across floodwaters at the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 2, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2E7E9KOCB2

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 200 Jakarta residents have filed a lawsuit against the governor of Indonesia’s capital as they seek to hold authorities responsible over their inaction during some of the deadliest flooding in years, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said. At least 60 people were killed and nearly 175,000 were displaced […]

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