The Spectre of Old Photos
When he met with Saifullah Yusuf on New Years Day, Abdullah Azwar Anas did not bring up the circulating photos of a man who looks like himself kissing a woman. One day later, Anas contacted Saifullah via Whatsapp and asked to meet. ¡°He said he wanted to meet in person and explain certain issues, including his withdrawal from the race,¡± said Saifullah last Thursday.
The text message came as…
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.