National scene: PKS gives award to honest office boy
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JAKARTA: The Muslim-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) gave an award on Tuesday to Agus Chaerudin, an office boy at a bank in Bekasi, West Java, who returned the Rp 100 million (US$10,376) in cash he found in a trash can in August, last year.
“This nation is in need of a positive attitude that people can learn from,” chairman of the party’s public policy division Hidayat Nur Wahid said in his speech at the awards ceremony.
With the award, the PKS also gave Agus and his family a free trip to go on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca.
Agus, an office boy who earned a salary of Rp 2.2 million per month, made local newspapers headlines in Bekasi when he decided to return the Rp 100 million that he found in a trash can to the security personnel at his office.
“God sees everything,” Agus said when asked about his decision to return the money.