Jokowi It Will Take Governor's Salary and Allowances

@ekoytyas (4672)
Indonesia
September 27, 2012 8:30pm CST
If officially became the new governor of Jakarta later, Joko Widodo or Jokowi plan would not take a salary and benefits. Reported by Tribunnews.com, Cagub carried by PDIP and Gerindra revelation confirms the winning post when found at Borobudur in Jalan 22, Menteng, Central Jakarta on Thursday, September 20, 2012. According to him, the salary will be donated to charity. "As long as there are poor, need ya let me wear a need," he said. Although he likes to do social, but Jokowi expect if action is not misinterpreted by citizens of Jakarta. "Do not be linked to personal matters. Yes it was the answer that, "he said. This habit started when Jokowi served As with the Mayor of Solo. For seven years in office, he never even taking a salary with benefits which they are entitled. Even the same thing ever written by Domu D Ambarita, one of the authors Jokowi, banh Spirit Kali. While serving as Mayor of Solo, he should be the salary per month is Rp. 7.25 million with a benefit worth more than Rp. 22 million. According Domu, Jokowi never take his salary, but the salary is to convert banknotes worth 10,000 to 50,000 was distributed to the very poor. To support his family, Jokowi and wife have income from other businesses such as home and garden furniture and textiles long before it became the Mayor of Solo. With this effort, the needs are still being met especially Jokowi family business although they do still have to be a mayor.
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
28 Sep 12
You live in Jakarta, don't you? I hope in relatively short time you'd be able to update us here already on some positive improvements of Jakarta since Jokowi is in office... He seems to be a different leader; different due to some good qualities.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
of course..i need the real information too i mean not only from media..right??
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@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
sorry i am from depok.. :D jakarta is just my play ground..
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
29 Sep 12
Oh, ok... So you belong to Tangerang? Still, you'll have a much nicer playground if Jakarta is improving. I believe you'd still be able to get benefits of any new improved Jakarta since Depok is in its vicinity. Even if you are from Depok, you probably go to Jakarta everyday for school or work or anything else, right...?
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
I know that Jokowi never took his salary when he was a City Major of Solo, not only he donated his salary to the poor but he also brought rice in plastic bags in his car and gave it to the poor people, everyday he filled his car with rice in plastic bags and distribute it to poor people. It is not something new and he has done it since he was elected as Solo City Major. In my opinion Jokowi and his wife are humble and modest, they dont live luxury life and they live from their business income not from his salary. Jokowi always proud wearing local products, his shoes is made in local (cibaduyut if im not mistaken) he said he bought the shoes when it was discounted 50%. Jokowi also like eats at lesehan food.Let's compare it to many elites politicians and their family's live style, they eat in expensive resto, they wear international brand clothes, shoes, bags. During DKI Governor election and after he is announced as the winner by quickcount, the illwill people (Barisan Sakit Hati aka his opponent) tried badmouthing Jokowi, they said it is just his branding image's trick (Pencitraan) but come on...do we have suspecting everyone's good intention as branding image politic (pencitraan). We should know which one is a sincere person and which one is fake person. Jokowi isnt a perfect person, but he has so many positive attitudes.
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
i hope he not only give something that would running out everyday. but maybe it would be useful if he can give some money for poor people make some micro bussiness. so poverty would be disappear time by time.
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
It is easier to say that Jokowi should do this should do that but Jokowi has his own ideas on spending the money that supposed to be his salary, he has his own thinking plus whatever he wants to do with his supposed to be salary is his right, none should him what to do with it. If we are talking about microbusiness fund (modal usaha kecil & menengah) there is also program for that, so maybe Jokowi dont want to mix it with his salary for charity/donation. That is right giving rice is temporary solution, but remember that hunger people needs foods and if they are starving they couldnt think or work on their micro business.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
Not only in lesehan, cause lesehan is much better rather then in "HIK". Ever hear about HIK?
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
29 Sep 12
That is great I hope he can charity his salary to me I hope there will be so many governor like this I bet Indonesia can be a prosperous country
@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
30 Sep 12
If he proves successful as Governor of Jakarta, he should be President of Indonesia.
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 12
hope it can be realized not just an article, right? i hope i can get that money also though i am not jakarta's citizen.
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 12
I agree with you Sishy if he good and his party doesn't influence him i will choose him as a president you know when mega from pdi were a president she can't do much to change our country from corruption
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@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
Well, long time back Mata Najwa from MetroTV try to confirm about it to Him self. As usually, He answer it with a shy-shy cat aka "malu-malu kucing". Hahahaha
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
LOL, shy-shy cat..
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
shy shy cat?? i didn`t get the meaning in any dictionary...LOL
@vrixxz (46)
29 Sep 12
reminds me of Ahmadinejad, President of Iran :D
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 12
no comment about him. i got cheated about his information
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 12
What information you have got about Ahmadinejad? Would you mind to share with us?
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 12
just got about some conspiracy theory. just search about him sis, you can find out the real one.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
it will become the good example for another leader.. we still hope that there are good leader like him if he really do it when he becomes Jakarta governor, the jakarta citizens will respect him.. i believe there are bigger changes if the leader can gives good example for his staff and people..
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
yes, hope it can be realize and must become example for another governor in other city
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
of course..but iam doubt that another governor will do same things.. most of them use the position for getting so much money.. They are so greedy
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 12
chance just come once, so don't waste it. hahahha