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(From The Jakarta Post)
After three weeks of closed-door discussions, the City Council is scheduled to approve the revised 2003 city budget on Monday, which includes Rp 9.6 billion (US$1.1 million) to pay for overseas trips for councillors.
Councillor Audi I.Z. Tambunan of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) confirmed on Sunday the Rp 9.6 billion would be included in the budget.
"Several proposals will be maintained, including the fund (for foreign trips)," Audi, who is also secretary to the council's Commission E for people's welfare, told The Jakarta Post.
The Rp 9.6 billion will be used to send the city's 85 …