The Return of an Old Candidate
Ridwan Kamil used Kartika Sari, a famous dessert from Bandung, to break the ice with Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) elites. After a 10-month break in communication between the Bandung mayor and the party, Ridwan was received by PDI-Ps top officials last Wednesday.
In the first half hour, Ridwan explained how the famous banana cake is made, its history and flavor. He also explained why he has…
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.