Since December 22, 2017, the Government of the Province of Jakarta under the leadership of Governor Anies Baswedan and Vice Governor Sandiaga Uno, began closing the Jatibaru Raya street (from 8 am to 6 pm) where the Tanah Abang train station is on to accommodate street vendors (PKL). The Ministry of Transportation was quick to criticize this move. Anies-Sandi were even accused of violating laws and regulations. The Ministry, however, did not make any move beyond issuing their statement.

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