Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giving Charity on the Streets

The municipality government of Jakarta has been trying for many years to get rid of Beggars, Tramps, Car wipers from the streets of the city, with little success.

For which purpose, By-Law (Perda) No 7/2008 regarding Public Order was issued in 2008, but it does not seem to be effective.

According to Berita Jakarta, the Jakarta municipality government will be serious in enforcing the By-Law in two stages.       

First, a Socialization period from 20 July (yesterday) until 15 August in which violators will get light sanction. 

After that, there will be an enforcement period from 16 August until 29 August, in which violators will be sent directly to social institution and will not be released until Ied Ul Fitr. So, they will celebrate Ied Ul FItr in Social Institution.

Frankly speaking, I think that this effort would work during the above enforcement period, however I am not sure how will it be in the future.

As long as those Beggars, Tramps etc. are still available on the streets, and no serious efforts to prevent them from doing so,  it would be very difficult to expect that the By-Law will be effective.

17 comments:

SHUDAI AJLANI (dot) COM said...

Wah perlu nih memberikan sedikit uang kita sebagai amal, di jalanan?

Wisata Murah said...

mereka hanya mengulang tradisi lama. tidak pernah berpikir masa depan untuk rakyat selanjutnya. pengemis itu habis ditahan begitu keluar ya ngemis lagi

jadi maksut saya keputusan itu tidak memberi solusi.sebaiknya dana untuk memberi makan tahanan pengemis itu dialokasikan untuk membuat lapangan kerja untuk pegemis. mereka hanya membuat keputusan tidak memikir beban yang ditanggung negara

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

sumber bacaan bapak selalu sama. langganan, atau bapak kerja disana..?

Multibrand said...

@Shudai,
Mulai 20 Juli pemda DKI akan mengenakan sanksi bagi mereka yang memberikan uang kepada tukang minta2 dijalanan.

@Wisata Murah,
Pemda DKI tidak dapat menghilangkan tukang minta2 di jalan2, jadi mereka minta pengendara untuk tidak memberi uang kepada mereka.

@TUKANG CoLoNG
Sebenarnya sumber saya macam2 ada Jakarta Post, Jakarta Globe, Kompas, Berita Jakarta, Pos Kota,dll. Memang ada beberapa yang paling sering saya kutip.
Saya senang membaca berita di berbagai media tsb.

nircable said...

inilah kenapa indonesia menjadi akar negara berjiwa miskin

smp 3 lembang said...

yang memberi sedekah dijalan akan dihukum, tapi apa ya pak solusinya biar kemiskinan dan pengemis tidak semakin bertambah di jalanan, apakah hak mereka sudah dipelihara oleh negara sesuai yang dikatakan oleh UUD 1945

Tip Trik Computer said...

Salam Persahabatan
Berkunjung mo baca-baca artikelnya
terima kasih sebelumnya

boyin said...

perbuatan baik belum tentu benar...ya hal ini obviously seperti bila kita memberi sesuatu kepada pengemis.

Aprianti said...

Seems that they always do the “trial and error” effort to get rid of these poor fellows out of the street, but never really touch the core of the problem. It’s not the POOR that should be gotten rid of. It’s the POVERTY.

Multibrand said...

@Nircable,
Ini kebijakan salah sasaran.
Selama kemiskinan masih merajalela maka sulit mencegah adanya pengemis.
Jalan keluarnya adalah menciptakan kondisi yang dapat membuat orang mau investasi agar tersedia lapangan kerja.

@Smp3Lembang,
Memberi sedekah pada pengemis dijalan memang tidak mendidik, tapi kalau mereka ada dibanyak simpang jalan lampu merah, sulit untuk menyalahkan orang yang memberi.

@Trik trik komputer,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan dan komentar anda.

@Boyin,
Selama masih terdapat banyak pengemis dijalan2 Jakarta, sulit untuk tidak memberi sedekah.
Pemerintah harus menyediakan lapangan kerja agar mereka tidak mengemis.

@Aprianti,
Yes this is an example of a wrong policy. The government should get rid of poverty by providing good condition that attract investors to create new businesses and job opportunity so that the poor do not have to beg.

Muhammad-Dadan said...

it's show a weakness of government to open job oportunity.

Multibrand said...

@Muhammad Dadan,
Unfortunately yes.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

oh sekilas saya kira sama, soalnya kebanyakan jakarta dan isi kota.. mahap ya pak :)

Umihoney said...

Hi Harry,
Its a case of giving fish or teaching to fish. Don't have to be a multi billion project. Small scale industry and small business scheme that is sustainable could do wonders.
It's also good to look at success stories of other countries like China and Thailand in developing their small scale industries that collectively made them a prolific manufacturer.

It is also about having the political will to really take the bull by the horn and reducing the numerous studies and facts findings and steering committees year in year out,election after election..habuk pun takder :)

p.s. applies to other countries too not only yours if you know what I mean.

Take care and hope we can still have sweet dreams despite the turmoil.

Multibrand said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Saya akui memang sumber saya kebanyakan dari Jakarta.
Seharusnya dari daerah2 lainnya.
Terima kasih anda telah mengingatkan saya.

@Umihoney,
Yes you are right that it is a matter of giving fish or teaching how to fish.
Development of small scale industries like in other countries should be boosted.
Thank you for your comments Umi.

r10 said...

seharusnya pengemis dibasmi, dibina diberi modal/pekerjaan

yg menjadikan pengemis sebagai lahan pekerjaan harus dihukum

Multibrand said...

@R10,
Benar, mas media sudah lama beritakan tentang adanya sindikat yang kordinir para pengemis di jalan.
Pada bulan Ramadhan nanti biasanya jumlah mereka akan bertambah banyak.