Jakarta: Golkar Party questioned Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini's absence during Sports and Youth Minister Zainuddin Amali's visit to the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium
As a result, Golkar party faction of the Surabaya Legislative Council plan to use its right of interpellation against the mayor.
“We plan to submit an interpellation against the mayor who should have known that the minister’s visit was meant for public interest, not personal," Golkar Party politician Agung Prasojo said here on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Agung said that his party was disappointed with the Surabaya Municipal Government. He explained that the minister's visit was meant to check on the physical condition of the stadium which will be used as one of the venues for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
“The Minister, as the Indonesian President’s assistant, should be treated respectfully," he said.
It is said that neither employee nor superintendent was seen around at the time of the Minister’s visit.
“I tried to call the Head of Surabaya Municipal Sports and Youth Agency before the Minister arrived. His phone was active, but my call was not answered. The head of the East Java Provincial Sports and Youth Agency also tried to call him about the Minister’s planned visit but his call was not answered either," he said. (Translator: Muhammad Gestinev)