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Jakarta Post

Popular YouTube star officer in hot water over video stunt

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 6 2011   /  08:00 am

Indian police in Bollywood movies may not be popular in Indonesia, but a local police officer is now enjoying his 15 minutes of fame after a YouTube video showing him dancing and lip-syncing Bollywood songs went viral on the web.

The amusing video showcases First. Brig. Norman Kamaru, a member of the Mobile Brigade force in Gorontalo, dressed in police uniform, lip-syncing and dancing to the “Chaiyya-Chaiyya” song by Indian movie star Sahrukh Khan while on duty guarding a police post. His head and hand gestures resemble those made by Indian actors, while his lip-syncing proved that he had actually memorized the lyrics.

The National Police, however, are not happy with the officer, saying that they would punish him for “undisciplined and childish behavior”.

National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam said Tuesday the Gorontalo Police had imposed a ...