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Mahfud MD beats Obama, Sri Mulyani as newsmaker of the year

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 18 2011   /  07:00 am

Constitutional Court Chief Mahfud MD was named newsmaker of the year, beating US President Barack Obama and World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati, at the first edition of the Seputar Indonesia Awards.

Seputar Indonesia, a news program broadcast by private television station RCTI, nominated 35 newsmakers in seven categories, including the most controversial and most entertaining newsmakers, the greatest socially transforming newsmaker and the true representative of the people.

“At least the award shows that what I’ve done so far is not too bad,” Mahfud said during the award ceremony on Tuesday, dedicating his accolade to the supporters of constitutional and human rights.

Former National Police detective chief Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji was named most controversial newsmaker, defeating pop singer Nazriel “Ariel” Irham, whose DIY pornographic videos ...