The Jakarta Post
Your comments on the move by Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, whose bold order to officials of the City Public Works Agency to cut the agency budget by 25 percent was uploaded to YouTube:
I appreciate Governor Jokowi and Deputy Governor Ahok’s consistency in cutting unnecessary spending to prevent budget leakage.
Jokowi and Ahok show us a new kind of leadership. I personally like how they divide their work as governor and deputy. Jokowi takes a role as a leader who approaches citizens directly, while Ahok works behind the desk.
However, I think this YouTube show is too much. Why do they have to upload it? Is it to gain more popularity? I think it would have been better if they didn’t upload such videos. They are already popular. Isn’t it way cooler doing something good without letting anyone know?