Sat, 29 Oct 1994

Fraud in decoration contest

The assistant to the City Secretary, Bambang Sungkono, urged the organizing committee of the Gateway Decoration Competition 1994 (JAKPRO) to clarify the confusion caused in the presentation of prize money.

"The committee should observe the prize guidelines, drawn up by the deputy governors with the aim of improving people's welfare," Bambang told reporters at City Hall on Thursday.

The winner of the first prize, chosen by the committee, sent a letter to the Terbit evening daily recently questioning why they received only Rp 2 million (US$917.43) of the Rp 15 million promised to them by the committee.

Moelyadie, a designer for the Cempaka Putih Barat subdistrict gate decoration, said that based on JAKPRO's committee evaluation, no contestants were eligible for first place due to lower-than-expected quality.

The organizer awarded various prizes with a total value of Rp 50 million.(yns)