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Jakarta Post

Voters ask for job security, entertainment

  • Khairul Saleh and Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung, Jambi, Palembang   /   Fri, March 27 2009   /  10:26 am

Election rallies have provided their attendees with various opportunities, for some a chance to voice their concerns directly to top campaigners, and for others an occasion to entertain themselves. Bandung resident Puspasari made full use of her encounter with Golkar Party leader Jusuf Kalla on Thursday to ask for a job.
“I am jobless. It’s very difficult for me to find a job even though all my family members voted for Golkar,” Puspasari told Vice President Kalla and other Golkar executives attending a rally at Bandung’s Gasibu Park.
Puspasari jokingly said she was a member of pejabat (government official), which also stands for pengangguran Jawa Barat (West Java jobless association).
She also asked Kalla to change the status of contract teachers to permanent government employees.
“My sister is still a contract teacher,” Pu...