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Two of Jakarta's top officials resign amid questions about city budget allocations

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 1, 2019   /  07:41 pm
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Former Jakarta Development Planning Board (Bappeda) head Sri Mahendra Satria Wirawan on Oct. 30.(Kompas.com/Nursita Sari)

Two of Jakarta's top officials have stepped down amid the recent turmoil concerning the deliberation of the city's 2020 draft budget priorities and ceiling (KUA-PPAS). Sri Mahendra Satria Wirawan resigned on Friday from his post as Jakarta Development Planning Board (Bappeda) head, while Edy Junaedi reportedly resigned on Thursday as Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency head. Mahendra publicly announced his resignation at a press conference at City Hall on Friday. "As you might be aware, the current situation requires Bappeda to perform better. I have submitted my resignation in the hope that Bappeda can be improved further in the future,” Mahendra told reporters on Friday. Speaking at the same occasion, Anies said he was surprised by Mahendra's decision. Anies appointed deputy governor for civil registry and settlements Suharti as Bappeda acting head to ...