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Jakarta Post

Anies claims successes, pressing issues remain

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, June 24, 2019   /  11:21 am
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inaugurate the Jakarta MRT’s first line at Bundaran HI Station in Central Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has claimed scores of achievements by his administration during Jakarta’s 492nd anniversary celebration even amid the many issues that need to be addressed to support the capital city’s development. In his speech during a special plenary meeting held to commemorate the city’s anniversary on Saturday, Anies boasted of a list of recognitions Jakarta had received since Dec. 15 last year. He said with pride that the city administration had managed to maintain two unqualified opinions (WTP) from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) for the city’s 2017 and 2018 financial reports. He attributed the achievement to the implementation of good governance and a commitment to corruption eradication. The best audit grade from the BPK was the first one the administration obtained after four years. In regards to this year’s anniversary ...