Jakarta Governor scolds woman for guiding residents to City Hall
The Jakarta Post
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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