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The new governor and Jakarta’s drinking water problem

  • Mohamad Mova Al’Afghani

Melbourne | Sat, October 20 2012 | 12:39 pm

PREMIUM During the recent Jakarta gubernatorial election, observers and opponents argued that the scale and complexities of the capital city’s urban problems were in no way equivalent to small cities such as Surakarta, where newly installed Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo used to serve as a mayor.

When Jokowi later has to deal with Jakarta’s drinking water situation, he will realize that the...