JAKARTA - The city council in Gorontalo, in northern Sulawesi, has ordered its Muslim civil servants to read the Koran - Islam's holy book - every Friday. Gorontalo mayor Adhan Dambea said Saturday that he was not yet satisfied with the implementation of his instructions.
"Some civil servants are still unable to read the Koran fluently," he said. Dambea said his administration would provide religious teachers to improve the civil servants' ability to read the Koran. However, he promised that public service would not be affected by the new Koran reading activity in his administration.