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Jakarta Post

Six of Anies' officials resign in four months

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 2, 2020   /  07:17 am
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) speaks with president director of PT MRT Jakarta William Sabandar (center) and PT MRT Jakarta construction director Silvia Halim after the signing of an agreement on the MRT Phase 2 project on Feb. 17.(Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

Six high-ranking officials in the Jakarta administration have resigned over the last four months after a series of reported “controversies” rocked Governor Anies Baswedan’s administration. The administration has been under public scrutiny over the past months for issues including a questionable allocation in the 2020 Jakarta draft budget last year and this year’s flood-management measures. Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Subejo and Jakarta Housing and Settlement Agency head Kelik Indriyanto are the latest two officials to leave their position. Both Subejo and Kelik resigned on Monday. Subejo resigned amid massive floods that hit the capital city last week. It was the latest in a string of severe floods in Jakarta starting in early January. The floods paralyzed public facilities, claimed the lives of at least three people in the city of Jaka...