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Sleepyhead mayor must be tired: Sandiaga

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Jakarta | Thu, December 7, 2017 | 12:51 pm
Sleepyhead mayor must be tired: Sandiaga West Jakarta Mayor Anas Effendi (third left) is seen falling asleep beside Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan during the commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Kalideres, West Jakarta, Dec. 6.. (kompas.com/Jessi Carina)

In response to an event in which West Jakarta Mayor Anas Effendi fell asleep next to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan while they were listening to a Quran recitation, Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the mayor must have been tired from working all-day serving residents.

Speaking at City Hall on Thursday, Sandiaga said he empathized with the mayor. “He must be tired. [Maybe] he works 24 hours a day,” he said.

The sleeping mayor incident took place on Wednesday morning when Anies and Anas attended an event to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at a city-owned social house in Kalideres, West Jakarta. Anas, who sat in the front row beside the governor, fell asleep while a visually impaired child was reading the Quran in Braille.

According to a kompas.com report, Anas had fallen asleep on four different occasions during his tenure, among incidents being when in 2013, then governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo delivered a speech in front of city officials and City Council members.

Anas, who was sitting next to then Jakarta Employment Agency head I Made Karmayoga, had seemingly fallen asleep during Jokowi’s speech, attracting the attention of many attendees. (vny)

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