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Jakarta Post

Subdistrict head dismissed for issuing e-ID card to Djoko Tjandra

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti


Jakarta   /   Tue, July 14 2020   /  01:00 am
In this file photo, graft convict Djoko Tjandra stands trial for his involvement in the Bank Bali graft case. He was convicted of misusing Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds in the case.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

The Jakarta administration has dismissed South Grogol subdistrict head Asep Subahan for alleged misuse of authority after issuing an e-ID card for high-profile corruption convict and fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra.  Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan confirmed Asep’s dismissal, calling his misdeed a “fatal” violation that should never have happened. “The inspectorate has completed a report and it clearly shows that [Asep] violated e-ID card issuance procedures,” Anies said in a written statement on Sunday. “He has been dismissed and there will be a further investigation into the matter.” Anies condemned the incident and urged officials to obey the law.  “It is a must to give the best and fast service, but don’t violate the procedures or ease the requirements, especially on the matter of citizenship administration,...