As suggested by his dear friend, the non-active governor.

  17 May 2017 11:10

Acting Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat moved to the official Governor’s Residence located near Taman Surapati, Menteng, Central Jakarta yesterday.

He previously stayed at the Deputy Governor’s Residence in Kuningan, but decided to move because his predecessor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, asked him to.

Djarot claimed that initially he did not want to move there as he believes that the residence is still Ahok’s right.

“But when I visited him on Tuesday, he asked me again to move there. It was the second time he asked me, so I said yes,” he said on Wednesday.

“He said that moving (to Governor’s Residence) will make it easier for me to work and coordinate (with others), rather than if I stay at the Deputy Governor’s Residence in Kuningan.”

But before moving to the large mansion, Djarot decided to hold a religious event.

“We held mass prayer there last night. As usual, when a Javanese moves (to a new residence) he has to pray and ask for blessings from those who already work or live there,” he said.  “It’s also a Javanese custom to pray together when moving to a new house, to seek blessing (from God) in the world and the hereafter.”

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