An unexpected setback forced Yono Purnomo, now a renowned chef, to learn cooking from scratch. Prominent figures such as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Barack Obama have tasted his culinary expertise.
Senior Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Untung Surianata alias Untung Sangaji, Chief of the North Aceh District Police Department, feels that the threat posed by transvestites is worse than that of terrorism. Transvestitism is a contagious disease which must be eradicated, Untung said. ¡°Excuse me if I smash anything having to do with transvestitism,¡± the police officer said on Saturday night two weeks ago.