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Impromptu visits fine, but insufficient

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 10, 2017   /  02:08 pm
Impromptu visits fine, but insufficient Jambi governor Zumi Zola (

Zumi Zola, Governor of Jambi province, put on quite a show recently when he paid an impromptu visit to the Raden Mattaher regional hospital in Jambi. He reportedly arrived at 1 a.m. with a group of men carrying cameras, only to see that the reception desk was deserted. The governor proceeded to the next room, which revealed night shift workers trying to unwind. He was enraged. After lining up the tired-eyed workers, he lectured them on how he had received too many complaints about the hospital’s poor service and therefore pledged disciplinary actions. This was all caught on camera. Governor Zumi is not the only elected official having exercised power in such a way. Governor Ganjar Pranowo of Central Java was also captured angry on camera after exposing weight station officers being bribed by truck drivers in exchange for allowing overloaded trucks to pass. Manpower Minister H...

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