Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 | 13:42 WIB
Despite Rp20b Hall Renovation, Legislators Dissatisfied
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:As soon as they viewed the newly renovated House Budget Agency (Bangar) hall, a number of House of Representatives (DPR) legislators complained about the new office room. Despite Rp20 billion in renovation expenses, a number of Banggar members were not satisfied with the existing facilities.
"The seats at the back should be higher. Otherwise those at the back won't be able to look at the minister's face," said Banggar member Dewi Asmara when inspecting the room Monday, June 11, 2012.
Another Banggar member, Edison Betaubun, was apparently disappointed with the renovation. He said there was nothing special in the renovation on which Rp20 billion was spent. "It appears the same as it was. I don't see any changes as noisily reported by the media thus far," he said.
Banggar Chairman Markus Mekeng said, "This is final. We've discussed this matter. Dismantling it won't be easy," he said. He said there are now two Banggar halls. "We don't have to go to a hotel for [Banggar] meetings," he said.