Flood management, then Formula E: Netizens petition against Anies' 'misguided' priorities

Flood management, then Formula E: Netizens petition against Anies' 'misguided' priorities

The Jakarta Post-News·2020-01-07 15:11

Netizens are calling on Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to cancel the upcoming Formula E, an all-electric racing series, in Jakarta as they say they believe the budget should be directed to a more urgent matter: flood management. A petition to cancel the Formula E, which is slated to be held in June, had garnered more than 7,100 signatures by Tuesday morning, four days after it was posted. The petition on change.org was initiated by Irawan Endro Prasetyo, who wrote that “one of the biggest and worst floods that have ever happened in the city’s history” during the first few days of 2020 was due to the budget cuts of the city’s flood management, allegedly for the preparations to host the race.  The petition, which was addressed to the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jakarta City Council Speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi and Anies, says: “We...

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