That's what I thought when I read the news about the Governor of West Sumatra Irwan Prayitno going to Germany although part of the province, the Islands of Mentawai is under the state of emergency after struck by Tsunami on Monday 25 October killing more than 400 people.
Please find below the story that I have quoted from The Jakarta Globe.
Breaking News: West Sumatra Governor Heads to Germany as Tsunami Disaster Continues
Jakarta. As the Mentawai Islands continue to struggle to deal with the loss of life and emergency response in the wake of the tsunami disaster, West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno has departed for Europe for unclear reasons.
Irman Gusman, head of Regional Representatives Council (DPD), confirmed on Wednesday that Irwan, a politician from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), had left Indonesia and was en route to Germany.
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