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Instead of opening his address with the spirit of Indonesia's independence, the President focused on matters that conveyed practical political messages. Throughout his speech, he emphasized opportunities for capitalizing on natural resources and never once addressed the ongoing environmental issues. While the President briefly mentioned pollution once, it seemed he lost focus when discussing this problem. Rather than emphasizing the urgency of addressing environmental concerns or outlining follow-up actions, the President framed the issue of pollution in a cultural context. He stated, "Pollution in cultural areas injures the noble character of the Indonesian nation."
Iola Abas, the National Coordinator of Pantau Gambut, responded, "The President's statement clearly lacks sensitivity to the direct threats felt by the Indonesian people due to the worsening air quality caused by pollution and forest and land fires in various regions of Indonesia in recent times." Interestingly, Pantau Gambut discovered three similarities between air pollution cases and forest and land fire cases
Iola concluded, "The repeated avoidance by the President and other defendants through the submission of multiple Judicial Reviews (PK) poses a strategic challenge that must be addressed as Indonesia approaches its 78th Independence Day." Substantively, both lawsuit verdicts contain a court order for the defendants to issue regulations to combat the poor air quality resulting from forest and land fires and to protect citizens from forest and land fire threats.
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