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Jokowi’s political rhetoric

  • .Joseph Ernest Mambu

Salatiga, Central Java | Wed, January 11 2012 | 10:24 am

PREMIUM The current Surakarta/Solo mayor, Joko Widodo (aka Jokowi), has made me miss Solo, my hometown. Tired of dubious political rhetoric that only makes one cynical (e.g., the rate of poverty decreased in Indonesia in 2011 — really? Is the wealth evenly distributed?), I prefer political rhetoric that actually translates into real action.

Rhetoric, especially in politics, is usually associated...