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Ex-Jakarta officials report alleged violations

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 17, 2018   /   08:18 am
Ex-Jakarta officials report alleged violations Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) inaugurates new city mayors and echelon II officials at City Hall on July 5. (kompas.com/Jessi Carina)

A number of former Jakarta officials, who were recently fired by Governor Anies Baswedan, reported alleged violations when they were dismissed to the State Civilian Bureaucracy Commission (KASN).

"There are [former officials] that filed reports and then there are others who complained to us," said Sumardi, the assistant commissioner of KASN's complaint and investigation division, as quoted by kompas.com.

He noted that several procedural steps needed to be taken before dismissing officials from their posts. 

"An official’s dismissal from his or her post is classified as a heavy punishment. There are supposed to be a summons, questioning and other steps," he said.

The reports to the KASN were confirmed by an echelon II civil servant who was dismissed. 

The person, who wished to remain anonymous, questioned the reasons behind the governor’s decision.

"I have never been summoned and suddenly one morning a circular letter was issued. That's procedurally incorrect," the person said. 

Anies previously said rotation was a common thing and it was necessary to improve public service. (fac)