Only 1.6 Percent Aid Misdistribution, Anies Baswedan Says

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  • Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan talks to reporters after attending the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) plenary meeting to elect the new deputy governor of the capital, Monday, April 6, 2020. TEMPO/Taufiq Siddiq

    Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan talks to reporters after attending the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) plenary meeting to elect the new deputy governor of the capital, Monday, April 6, 2020. TEMPO/Taufiq Siddiq

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that only 1.6 percent out of 1.2 million social aid were misdistributed during the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) in the capital.

    "It is not perfect. There were faults here and there that we will remedy," Anies Baswedan said during an online press conference from the Jakarta City Hall on Friday, May 1, 2020.

    Anies asserted that the misdistribution was relatively small compared to the 98.4 percent successful distribution.

    "It is an achievement that should be appreciated. But the 98.4 percent did not make the news," he said.

    The former rector of Universitas Paramadina said that the government is in the process of verifying aid recipients. The objective of the process is to identify the people who need it the most and to prevent people who are considered financially capable or people who are already deceased from receiving aids.

    For the second phase of the aid distribution, Anies explained that there will be a higher number of recipients. The social aid will be distributed every week by the government.

    "The aids that will be provided is more than [to] 1.2 million people. We hoped that the aid can help the people to get through these times of PSBB well," Anies said.

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