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Jakarta Governor scolds woman for guiding residents to City Hall

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, July 14, 2017 | 02:58 pm
Jakarta Governor scolds woman for guiding residents to City Hall Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat and his wife Happy Farida visit the Betawi cultural neighborhood in Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, on July 1. (Kompas.com/Akhdi Martin Pratama)

Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has scolded a woman who he accuses of frequently taking residents to meet the governor every morning at City Hall.

On Friday morning, Djarot was serving a number of citizens who were busy conveying their problems to him when the woman, named Rismauli Tambunan, waltzed in with a resident who wished to meet the former Blitar mayor.

Upon seeing Rismauli’s face, Djarot said, “It’s you again. Are you a middleman? I see you over and over again. I know you. Please don’t be [a middleman] like that.”

However, he still listened patiently to the complaints of the woman Rismauli had brought along.

She complained about high electricity costs at the Pesaking low-cost apartment complex in Cengkareng, West Jakarta.

Separately, Rismauli said she was a supporter of Djarot and former governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.

She usually visits City Hall wearing a plaid shirt, the iconic emblem of the Ahok-Djarot pair during the Jakarta gubernatorial campaign.

The woman, who lives in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, said she was fine with Djarot’s scolding.

“It is alright. I am a supporter of Badja, the representative of Jakartans,” she said as quoted by kompas.com. (vny/wit)

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