In the beginning of November last year (2013), residents of Jakarta were shocked with the news of “phantom budget items” appearing in Jakarta’s approved 2013 amended budget. The Vice Governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) was appalled by the revelation. He quickle claimed that he was cheated by his own underlings. To avoid such a double-dealing from happening again, the Government of the Special Province of Jakarta (Pemprov DKI) began implementing an electronic budgeting process, otherwise referred to as e-budgeting.To subscribe please click here