Wednesday, March 21, 2012
What is a minister for?
State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan caused a commotion at a tollgate in Jakarta on Tuesday after becoming upset by the long queue blocking his way.
Dahlan was heading to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, for a 7 a.m. meeting when his car arrived at a queue of approximately 30 automobiles at a tollgate in the Semanggi area of Central Jakarta at around 6:10 a.m.
He was immediately angered by the sight, saying he had instructed that there should be only five cars queuing at each ticket counter.
The minister got out of his car and marched up to the counters. He became even more upset when he saw only two out of the four booths were open.
He took the chair from one of the empty booths and threw it outside, shouting, “This chair is useless!”
He then lifted the barrier blocking the way and gestured for other vehicles to pass through without paying. About 100 automobiles drove through - Jakarta Globe