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Jokowi won't report eavesdropping to police

Published on Feb 21, 2014 8:30 PM
 
Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo (left) also known as Jokowi, during an interview with BH journalist, Chairul Fahmy Hussaini. Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Friday, Feb 21, 2014, that he would not report the listening devices found in his residence two months ago to the police. -- FILE PHOTO: CHAIRUL FAHMY HUSSAINI

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Friday that he would not report the listening devices found in his residence two months ago to the police.

The eavesdropping was harmless given his "relative unimportance," he said.

"The culprit should just wiretap important people. But me? Who am I? What would they want from me? At home I talked about fried rice on the first day, sayur lodeh on the second day, goat satay on the third day and so on," he told reporters Friday at City Hall.

"I'm not going to make a big deal out of it by reporting it to the police. I'm pretty sure it was nothing important anyway."

 
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