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Councilors want Jakarta's firefighter head be fired

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, November 8, 2017 | 03:52 pm
Councilors want Jakarta's firefighter head be fired Several firefighters try to open a rolling door in their attempt to extinguish the fire engulfing Senen market in Central Jakarta on Jan. 19. (JP/P. J. Leo)

The City Council has called on the Jakarta administration to expel its Fire and Rescue Agency head, Subejo, following his repeated absence in the city’s important meetings.

The council’s deputy speaker, Muhammad Taufik, said he had sent a letter to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan asking them to fire Subejo.

"We were discussing the 2017's revised budget, but he did not come, [saying] that he joined a seminar abroad. We had deliberated on the city's 2018 budget yesterday, he also did not come for the same reason," he added, as quoted by on Wednesday.

The letter, which was also sent on Wednesday, was signed by Taufik, as well as Riano and Syarif, who are respectively the head and the secretary of Commission A on administration affairs, Taufik said.

In the letter, he explained, the officials said they would not discuss allocation for the Fire and Rescue Agency if Subejo was not replaced.

Taufik ordered officials from the Fire and Rescue Agency to leave a meeting room on Tuesday, after Subejo did not attend the deliberation on the city's 2018 budget. His secretary had come to represent the agency instead. (agn)

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