A Budget Fiasco
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan should thank the people who uncovered the irregularities in the proposed provincial budget.
Close oversight in the drawing up of the Capital’s budget also shows the biggest benefit of democracy: a control mechanism that will only work properly if there is a strong opposition.
It is truly saddening that the Jakarta budget is still being produced with so many problems—including the notorious procurement of Aica-Aibon glue. This is despite the fact that according to the procedure, the proposed regional budget is drawn...