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Jokowi takes power supplier to task over massive blackout

Aug 06, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has chastised state-owned electricity company PLN for the massive blackout that hit Jakarta and its neighbouring provinces on Sunday.

"With whatever means, the electricity must be restored in areas that have yet to recover," he said during a visit to the firm's headquarters yesterday. "Such a major incident should never happen again."

The blackout, which PLN blamed on disruptions in two extra-high-voltage power transmission circuits, began at 11.48a...