June 14, 2005
What did he think was going to happen?
A few days ago, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged Indonesians, frustrated by bureaucratic red tape or inept officials, to call him directly or send him a text message. But according to Reuters, the plan fackfired.
"By Monday, Indonesian newspapers were carrying stories of people complaining they couldn't get through. Local media reported more than 3,000 calls had been made to the number.
"The number is now clogged and cannot be used anymore. The president said there should be five more numbers, but we need to install a new computerised system first," said presidential spokesman Andi Mallarangeng.
t was not clear if Yudhoyono had answered any of the calls himself".
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