At the heart of the feud between the Jakarta City Council and the Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) are the thousands of dubious appropriations for the procurement of goods and services. The Rp12 trillion Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) procurement budget is case in point. But there are more of such bizarre appropriations, and it’s likely that they’ve always gone by unnoticed. What does this say about Indonesia’s goods and services procurement system?To subscribe please click here