Joko Widodo

A street monkey performs on a sidewalk in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia on Monday. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is continued with the plan to stop masked monkey performances, locally known as 'topeng monyet', by year 2014 to improve public order and preventing illness carried by monkeys. The city's administration planned to buy the monkeys used in street performances and keeping them in a zoo.

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A street monkey performs on a pavement in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, on Monday. The governor of the capital Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has introduced a plan to stop masked monkey performances, locally known as topeng monyet, by next year in order to improve public order and prevent the spread of diseases carried by the animals. The city’s administration intends to buy the monkeys and put them in a zoo.