Minister apologizes for describing Tanjung Priok neighborhood as slum

Minister apologizes for describing Tanjung Priok neighborhood as slum

The Jakarta Post-News·2020-01-23 15:13

Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has apologized for provoking the ire of Tanjung Priok residents in North Jakarta following his negative description of the area.

During a speech at Jatinegara Prison in East Jakarta on Jan. 16, the minister stated that Tanjung Priok was an example of a "slum" as well as the source of all sorts of crime due to poverty. 

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