Monday, April 2, 2007

Squatters and a Shopping Mall

Legal anthropologist Gustaaf Reerink told me that the land of the kampung/slum I wrote about the day before yesterday is owned by P.T. KAI (the national railway company, recently a bill was passed to end its monopoly). And the squatters are now being evicted so a new hospital and shopping mall can be built on this site, which is a strange place, because a few hundred meters back the mall Paskal Hyper Square just opened its doors (but perhaps economic reasons are not the only reasons to build a mall).

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