Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Go directly to jail, do not pass go, but stay on the payroll

Did you know that if you are an Indonesian in jail awaiting trial, your employer is required to continue paying your salary for 6 months, on the basis that your wife and kids need to eat somehow? That's a pretty noble concept, but what about the government officials who are behind bars on charges of embezzling billions of Rupes in government funds, as presumably their takings are safely ensconsed in a bank account in Switzerland or the Bahamas, with their family living off the proceeds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously it's RUPIAH instead of RUPEE, cos RUPEE is India's currency...

7:53 PM  
Blogger The Editor said...

Obviously? Try reading again. I said "Rupes", which is a colloquial term used locally for Rupiah. If I meant "Rupee" I would have typed "Rupee".

1:04 PM  
Blogger IndCoup said...

dude - keep up the posts.
I liked the one about the tv show "Going Country"
Fantastic to see Jilbab women with Cowboy hats on!!

This is great too:

1:10 PM  
Blogger Jakartass said...

Indcoup and I were saying last night that it's a pity that there aren't more expat bloggers here in Jakarta.

He and I have been friends for nigh on a dozen years and it's good to see you getting on our wavelength so quickly.

Keep up the keen observations for what's happening here.

9:22 PM  

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