Jakarta Governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama admitted that 2014 city budget amendment priority was intended for education sector, not procurement such as uninterruptible power supply (UPS). At that moment, his side prioritized school renovation.
" Procurement was not the priority"
“Many school buildings were damaged. Procurement was not the priority,” he admitted, Thursday (2/4).
He also admitted got angry to Jakarta Dept. of Education head related to UPS procurement worth Rp 6 billion. Basuki also asked this problem to former education agency head, Lasro Marbun. Lasro admitted that he did not know about that. In fact, during the trial, judge Sutarjo, stated that Lasro admitted knows this case.
Previously, Lasro requested to be promoted as City Inspectorate Head to easily investigate this case. After knowing Lasro’s lie, Basuki dismissed Lasro from his position.
“He lied to me, that’s why I dismissed him,” he added.