The president questioned why PLN did not work fast while the massive blackout attacks Jakarta on Sunday, 4 august 2019. He added that the blackout also occurred in Java and Bali 17 years ago – it should have been a lesson on how to prevent a recurrence of this type of incident.
Sripeni Inten, PLN’s president director who has just served 3 days as the director said she’s sorry that the process was slow, she admit it. She then explains that they need to be extra careful during times of emergency. Everything was down, so they need to turn it back on one by one extra carefully and with caution.
The massive blackout on Sunday has damaged PLN’s reputation. It also affected millions of people in Java and Bali islands – disrupting mobile networks, cash machine, and transportation systems.