City slammed for inflating funds for political parties
Ivany Atina Arbi
The Jakarta Post
The Home Ministry has reprimanded the Jakarta administration for its plan to vastly hike funding for political parties next year without a solid legal basis.
In the 2018 city budget, which has been handed to the ministry for approval, the Jakarta administration allocates Rp 17.7 billion (US$1.3 million) to parties, almost 10 times last year’s Rp 1.8 billion.
The administration sai...