Minister’s Seat or Opposition
THE gathering at the home of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) in Cikeas, Bogor, West Java, on Thursday two weeks ago ended with praise from Prabowo Subianto. The Chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party jokingly said that even though no longer president, SBY still has enough intelligence operatives to spy on him to know Prabowo's favorite menu. ¡°This fried rice is as good as that at Hambalang," Prabowo said.
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.