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Monday, January 08, 2018

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-P’s 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…

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

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.