The Jakarta Post
Twitter hashtag '#TebakPertanyaanDebat' (guess the debate questions) is abuzz with creative, humorous and not a few so-called 'receh' (shallow) questions from netizens in the hours leading up to the first round of the presidential debates on Jan. 17. (Shutterstock/mrmohock )
With only a few hours left until the first round of the presidential debates scheduled for Thursday evening, netizens have shown their enthusiasm through the Twitter hashtag #TebakPertanyaanDebat (guess the debate questions).
The first round sees a rematch between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto – who also contested the 2014 presidential election – along with their respective running mates Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno as they debate law, corruption, terrorism and human rights.
Some Twitter users showed creativity and humor in their suggested questions, like @Lilputpu, who posted a caricature of Jokowi and Prabowo.
In it, Jokowi asks, “There are 10 birds in a tree. [Someone] shoots one. How many birds are left?” Prabowo responds, “Hmm, how many? Netizens, help me answer [the question].”
The posts also included irrelevant or so-called receh (shallow) questions, such as “Is Twitter better than [other] social media?"
#TebakPertanyaanDebat— мαяℓєу (@marlianelnino) January 17, 2019
apakah twitter lebih baik dari sosmed sebelah? *IYKWIM
Others posted personal questions, like @daraprayoga_, who tweeted: “Whose Instagram selfie did you like most recently?”
#TebakPertanyaanDebat— oka landakgaul 💭 (@daraprayoga_) January 17, 2019
“Itu siapa yang foto selfie di ignya baru kamu like?”
Responding to this, @liamarselinahr tweeted, ”Oh, does your mobile phone use a password now?”
#TebakPertanyaanDebat— Kim jong ⚡ day (@liamarselinahr) January 17, 2019
"Kok hp nya sekarang pake password?"
Meanwhile, @xxqiu01 asked, “We’re actually very close, do any of your friends know this? Especially the girls..."
#TebakPertanyaanDebat— Qiu (@xxqiu01) January 17, 2019
Kita deket kayak gini, temen-temen kamu ada yang tau nggak sih? Apalagi yang perempuannya..
One of the most taboo questions in contemporary society was posted by @icha_ichiii: “Do you think I looked better [when I was] slimmer or [as I look] now?" (wng)
#TebakPertanyaanDebat— Icha (@icha_ichiii) January 17, 2019
"Aku bagusan lebih kurus apa kaya sekarang gini?"
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