Saturday, November 06, 2004

Foreign water firm 'abused rights'

Source: The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: The Community of Tap Water Customers (Komparta) and an individual consumer, Suta Widhya, reported tap water operator PD PAM Jaya and its foreign partner Thames PAM Jaya (TPJ) to the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) on Friday due to their poor service to customers.

Komparta's Executive Director Amstrong Sembiring and Suta also reported the city administration and the City Council for their alleged involvement in depriving the rights of consumers to a good water supply.

Komparta and Suta accused the two companies of violating human rights. They demanded that Komnas HAM push tap water operators to improve their service and push the administration and the council to comply with the rulings issued by the Central Jakarta District Court to freeze the water price hike. -- JP