blusukan ke lokasi kebakaran di Kampung Pulo, Jakarta Timur, Senin (6/5/2013) malam. Selain menengok korban kebakaran, Jokowi juga menyerahkan sejumlah bantuan berupa uang dan beras.

"Dikit-dikit ada uanglah, beras, tas, buku-buku untuk anak sekolah. Sudah ditangani oleh lurah," ujar Jokowi di sela kunjungan. Dari pantauan Kompas.com, bantuan yang diberikan adalah dua ton beras, uang senilai Rp 30 juta, dan beragam peralatan sekolah, seperti buku, seragam, dan tas.

Kebakaran melanda lima RT di dua RW di area permukiman bantaran Sungai Ciliwung, tepatnya di Kampung Pulo, Kampung Melayu, Jatinegara, Jakarta Timur, Minggu (5/5/2013) siang. lima RT itu adalah RT 14, RT 15 dan RT 16 yang ada di RW 03 serta RT 11, RT 13 yang ada di RW 02.

Wilayah yang akan direlokasi, tetapi...

Jokowi mengatakan, dia mendapat laporan kebakaran ini meluas karena mobil kebakaran tak bisa masuk ke pusat titik api. Lebar jalan di perkampungan ini tak lebih dari satu meter. Belum lagi, kebanyakan rumah warga berbahan kayu.

"Memang harus ada alat pemadam kebakaran pertama yang kecil dan fleksibel. Pemadam kebakarannya nggak bisa masuk, gangnya gimana cuma satu meter gini kok," lanjut Jokowi. Mantan Wali Kota Surakarta tersebut mengakui permukiman warga yang dilanda kebakaran ini merupakan daerah bantaran Sungai Ciliwung yang bakal terkena relokasi.

Namun, Jokowi memastikan kedatangannya ke lokasi kebakaran ini adalah murni untuk menjenguk para korban, bukan untuk membahas rencana relokasi. Akibat kebakaran tersebut, 408 jiwa dari 113 kepala keluarga kehilangan tempat tinggal.

Editor  : Palupi Annisa Auliani

KAMPUNG POLO MENDAPAT SUMBANGAN BERAS DAN UANG DARI JOKOWI

BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.

Nationalist Party Chairman Eric Chu, a likely presidential candidate next year, also affirmed Taiwan's desire to join the proposed Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank during the meeting in Beijing. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and doesn't want the island to join using a name that might imply it is an independent country.

Chu's comments during his meeting with Xi were carried live on Hong Kong-based broadcaster Phoenix Television.

The Nationalists were driven to Taiwan by Mao Zedong's Communists during the Chinese civil war in 1949, leading to decades of hostility between the sides. Chu, who took over as party leader in January, is the third Nationalist chairman to visit the mainland and the first since 2009.

Relations between the communist-ruled mainland and the self-governing democratic island of Taiwan began to warm in the 1990s, partly out of their common opposition to Taiwan's formal independence from China, a position advocated by the island's Democratic Progressive Party.

Despite increasingly close economic ties, the prospect of political unification has grown increasingly unpopular on Taiwan, especially with younger voters. Opposition to the Nationalists' pro-China policies was seen as a driver behind heavy local electoral defeats for the party last year that led to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou resigning as party chairman.

Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

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