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Jakarta Post

'Don't play Pokemon Go or I will cut your allowances', Ahok warns employees

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 24, 2016   /  05:16 pm
'Don't play Pokemon Go or I will cut your allowances', Ahok warns employees Pokemon Go players gather at Gelora Bung Karno stadium. (-/Donny Fernando)

Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has prohibited city civil servants to play the global hit augmented reality game Pokemon Go while working and will not hesitate to cut their allowances if he found his restriction violated.

“If we caught any civil servants who played the games, we will cut their allowances. It will be easy to know any employees who play the game because the game will require them to wander around,” Ahok told journalists at City Hall on Friday.

Not only Pokemon Go, the outspoken governor also banned his employees to play any games while working. Playing games during work time would disrupt civil servants from performing their duties well, Ahok said adding that he kept track on each employees by their Key Performance Indicator. If the KPI suggested the civil servants' performance was low, the city administration would add more tasks to the employees to boost their performance.

(Read also : Don’t play Pokemon Go while working: Ahok)

Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi has issued a circular banning all civil servants to play the Global Positioning System (GPS)-based game within the government offices premises on the back of maintaining security as well as the state's confidential information.

The restriction followed the State Palace, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police that  had earlier issued ban for their employees and visitors to hunt for digital monsters in the augmented reality game that had been a global sensation since it was first launched earlier this month. (rin)

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