Jakarta’s governor takes a stand on illicit trade

Southeast Asia’s most popular and notorious textile market is cleaning up its act. Jakarta’s Tanah Abang, infamous for being overrun by not only counterfeit goods, but drug addicts and prostitutes as well, is underdoing renovations spearheaded by Jakarta’s new governor. Commentators point out that this is only one part of Governor Joko Widodo’s plan to clean up Jakarta and fight the spread of piracy and counterfeit products.

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