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Jakarta Post

Fauzi lets court decide if little Obama stays

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 26 2010   /  11:58 am

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo has said the administration would remove the Barrack Obama statue from Menteng Park, Central Jakarta, if ordered to do so by a court ruling.His statement came in response to a recent class action on the establishment of the statue, filed by a group of citizens to Central Jakarta District Court.   “Filing a lawsuit is the citizens’ right. I have no problem with that. If [the decision] is proven to be wrong, we will make amends,” Fauzi said after an internal meeting at City Hall on Monday.However, Fauzi said any plans for a future location for the statue would left up to Central Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni. Last Friday a group of residents filed a lawsuit to the Central Jakarta District Court against the governor, the mayor and the Jakarta Park and Cemetery Agency.The five residents are grouped under the banner “Take Down the Obama Statue from...