A clash between joint officers from the POLRI, TNI, the Security Directorate at the Batam Business Agency (BP Batam), and the Civil Service Police Unit (Satpol PP) against residents on Rempang Island occurred on Sept. 7, 2023. The clash occurred when the land measurement process was being carried out in the Rempang Eco City area, which is now a national strategic project, causing a physical rejection from residents. However, this problem has not just occurred. The development project for this area began in 2004 but was stopped due to various obstacles before continuing in the middle of this year. The project owner is BP Batam in collaboration with PT Makmur Elok Graha (PT MEG), a subsidiary of Artha Graha owned by Tomy Winata.To subscribe please click here