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Jakarta Post

Ahok complains of litter in public cemetery

  • Dewanti Wardhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 16, 2015   /  12:04 pm

Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama complained of litter in Central Jakarta's Karet Bivak public cemetery during an official visit to the graveyard on Tuesday.

During the visit, Ahok saw that a lot of trash, such as plastic bags, empty bottles and used tissues, were left behind on graves. The trash was left uncollected despite the many cleaners on duty at the cemetery.

"Why is there trash here? Don't turn a cemetery into a landfill," Ahok said as he picked up a black plastic bag. Several officials, such as Central Jakarta Mayor Mangara Pardede, followed suit.

A cleaner then rushed to the scene to do his job.

"Cleaners are paid by the city administration to clean the entire cemetery, not just one or two graves just because the families give the cleaners extra money," Ahok said. (hhr) (+++)

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