Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Controversial Mayor of Bogor

The Mayor of Bogor, West Java, Diani Budiarto (56), is one of the most controversial public officer in Indonesia today.

Diani is serving his second term as the mayor of Bogor. He was re-elected in 2009 based on the support of some major parties, i.e. Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Golkar and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).

Some of his decisions were not just controversial but also against regulations and court verdict.. For example he refused to allow the opening of the GKI Yasmin Church in Bogor although the Supreme Court has passed a verdict which sided on the church.

And recently, he married a nineteen years old girl as his fourth wife, in a way that violates the Government Regulations No. 10/1983 and No. 45/1990 that restricted civil servants from practicing Polygamy.

Due to the above facts, hundreds of students have protested against the Mayor.

I hope that the members of the Bogor House of Representatives, especially those from the parties that supported Diani in the election, would persuade him to obey the laws/regulations and court verdict.


RingBali said...

I never heard this news...He must be happy with his new wife...

triesti said...

I wish there's a law somewhere stating that you need to marry elderly widow first before marrying a sweet young thing.. cause the prophet did just that... see if men still into polygamy after that law is imposed...just saying..

Wisata Murah said...

This behavior is called kemarok Javanese term

Multibrand said...

Yes he must be happy with his new and very young wife.

I agree with you, and I hope that public officers and anyone who are paid using taxpayers money must not be allowed to practice polygamy.

@Wisata Murah,
You are right, in Jakarta we call it Kemaruk.