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Jakarta's heavily criticized governor said he could not be held responsible for the worst floods to hit the city of 12 million in memory, saying they were a natural phenomenon.

"There is no point in throwing abuse around," Governor Sutiyoso, who like many Indonesians uses one name, told el-Shinta radio station. (Washington Post, February 5, 2007)

Yeah, right. As if the flood weren't the national capital's ANNUAL disaster, we can even dub it our rainy season festival! . While the residents may well be accounted for their environmental recklessness and ignorance, the governor -- whose responsibility (for his significant sum of paycheck) includes installing public facilities, and who witnesses how this so-called natural phenomenon affects his area every bloody year -- CAN be held responsible for not taking adequate and NECESSARY precatious measures.

Ayayayay... who are you trying to fool, siree??

9 comments:

anima said...

annual natural phenomenon, this is something new :)

kebanjiran jg, non?

yang punya said...

hehehe.. enggak. but thanks for asking! ;)

Rijen said...

Mbak Ell, you have watched "Inconvenient Truth" haven't you? I'm really afraid if this phenomenon is one of the effect of what Al Gore said in the movie. After all this year's rainy season came very-very late, and it came with a vengeance.

Sutiyoso was probably partly responsible, but at least he tried to correct it by building the East and West Jakarta flood canal. Alas.. our respected representatives in DPR thought it was just a waste of money and cut the budget off resulting the canals not finished by the time the rainy season come.

By the way.. katanya ada musim panas selama beberapa hari di Washington ya? Kok bisa ya? Emang hebat efek global warming :)

yang punya said...

Well, then Sutiyoso shall be charged guilty for not informing the public about the contribution of those idiots in Senayan (eh, ini DPR atw DPRD? kalo DPRD kantornya di mana?) to the disaster, hehehhe...

Anomali winter beberapa waktu lalu emang bikin gw empot2an deh. Gw heran banyak yang seneng karena udaranya "nyaman" kayak spring, tapi gak mikir "WHYYYY????"-nya. Sekarang malah lagi dingin2nya, dan mencatat rekor suhu terendah ever. Needless to say, I'm totally freaked out.

ria said...

ini mah never ending story...mana ada pencuri yang mo ngaku...klo udah gini semuanya pada jago...jago nyalahin...hiks...

btw...makasih ya buat ucapannya ke torkis...salam juga dari torkis buat om dan tante...^^

yang poto bareng said...

hey watch what you're sayin' about sutiyoso... the guy might perform idiotic acts sometimes... but...

... i TOOK A PICTURE WITH HIM loh!

BWAHAHAKAHKAHKAHAKHAKHK!!

eh eh gosip dong...

kata temen gue, bener ga sih anaknya bang yos nulis di frensternya kalo tempat tinggalnya adalah di "Jakarta, where my father is King"

on that note, i'm proud to say that i took a photo with a king! HAHAHAAHAHAKHAKHAKAHKAHAKHK!!!

yang punya said...

Ria: kan emang saling nyalahin adalah kemampuan kita *winks*.

Miund: really?? di friendster??? ck. kenapa ya anak2 suka gitu? apa karena namanya juga anak2? hehehe... yeah, i saw your pic with the "King" (sebutan ini sebenernya bisa membuat gamang, karena bisa disejajarkan dengan para "King" lain, Don King, Michael Jackson (the King of Pop?), dan Liem Swie King?)

rd said...

was stuck the whole day yesterday since i practically live at the bottom of a watershed..

water is pretty much gone, now.. except for displacements, which left around 11,000 people everywhere in the city..

more on the updates, check my blog:
http://bricolage.blogspot.com

yang punya said...

Ditaaaaa... really??? Ahhhh.. I feel for you amigaaaa... Hopefully now you're back on track.