press enter to search

#TebakPertanyaanDebat: Netizens get excited for first presidential debate

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, January 17, 2019  /  01:49 pm
#TebakPertanyaanDebat: Netizens get excited for first presidential debate

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].”

Read also: Jokowi, Prabowo to square off in first debate

The posts also included irrelevant or so-called receh (shallow) questions, such as “Is Twitter better than [other] social media?"

Others posted personal questions, like @daraprayoga_, who tweeted: “Whose Instagram selfie did you like most recently?”

Responding to this, @liamarselinahr tweeted, ”Oh, does your mobile phone use a password now?” 

Meanwhile, @xxqiu01 asked, “We’re actually very close, do any of your friends know this? Especially the girls..."

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)

Your premium period will expire in 0 day(s)

close x
Subscribe to get unlimited access Get 50% off now