Tue, 10 Jun 2003

Councillors donate Rp 90m to poor

BOGOR: Three local councillors from the Justice Party faction distributed on Monday Rp 90 million to the poor from an operational fund they had received from the council secretariat.

Chairman of the faction Achmad Ru'yat, secretary Iwan Suryawan, and Justice Party member Nuruzaman made the donation.

Achmad said that the money was drawn from the operational fund of the municipal council, which was originally from the 2003 town budget.

He said the faction, which rejected the Bogor Mayor's accountability speech in April, allocated Rp 12 million for staple foods, Rp 33 million for free health care services and Rp 45 million for educational scholarships . -- JP