Saturday, 7 December 2019

Resident Offended by Politician Uncovering Jakarta's Glue Budget

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Council (DPRD) member from the Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI) who uncovered the city’s insane amount of budget allocation draft for glue, William Aditya Sarana, has been reported to the Council’s honorary board for his actions by a Jakarta resident. 

    The city’s resident identified as Sugiyanto argues that William’s way of criticizing the leadership of Governor Anies Baswedan via social media does not comply with the Council’s code of ethics and manners. 

    “From what I can see is that [William] had not used proper manners, ethical code of conduct, and complacency, and he has also violated the code of ethics,” said Sugiyanto as Tempo reached him by phone on Monday night, November 4.

    He further argued that what William did by publicizing Jakarta’s unfinalized 2020 budget draft onto social media has violated Jakarta Council’s Regulation No.1/2014 on code of conduct, stating that council members are allowed to opine and offer suggestions to the administration government in an ethical way that complies with DPRD code of ethics. 

    Sugiyanto, who is the chairman of an NGO that borrows Anies’ electoral campaign slogan ‘Maju Kotanya Bahagia Warganya’ added that the PSI politician is seemingly on a personal vendetta against Governor Anies Baswedan. “He is as if creating a perception that the governor is not qualified in composing budget plans,” he said.

    Previously, Jakarta Council member from PSI faction, William Aditya Sarana, uploaded a photo of Jakarta’s 2020 budget plan draft onto Twitter. His actions made the public aware of the city’s plan to allocate Rp82 billion to purchase Aibon-branded glue and Rp123 billion for purchases of ballpoint pens. 

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