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Jakarta Post

Councilors required to use letters of appointment to get bank credit

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 20, 2019   /  07:47 am
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The inauguration ceremony of the Jakarta city councilors for the 2019 to 2024 period takes place at the City Council building in Central Jakarta on Aug. 26. (kompas.com/Ryana Aryadita Umasugi)

Having just been inaugurated as councilors for the 2019 to 2024 period a few weeks ago, many members of legislative bodies across Java are reportedly applying for credit from lenders despite receiving high gross salaries. The same phenomenon is also occurring in Jakarta. “Several councilors have applied for multifunction credit,” city-owned lender Bank DKI corporate secretary Herry Djufraini told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday over the phone. Multifunction credit is offered by a lender to those whose salaries are paid by Bank DKI, including civil servants and employees working in city-owned companies. Herry said this type of credit was similar to credit products offered to non-Bank DKI customers. To apply for the product, legislators have to submit copies of their appointment letters as an administrative prerequisite. Other prerequisites include filling out...