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Jakarta Post

Ratu Atut richest Banten hopeful with Rp 38b

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 7 2011   /  08:00 am

TANGERANG: The Banten General Election Commission (KPUD) disclosed on Wednesday the wealths of the candidates running in the Oct. 22 gubernatorial election.

Incumbent Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah is the wealthiest candidate with Rp 37.7 billion (US$4.1 million), the KPUD said. The second-wealthiest candidate is Irna Narulita, the running mate of Tangerang mayor Wahidin Halim, with Rp 22.6 billion. Irna is also the wife of Pandeglang Regent Dimyati Natakusumah. Coming in third is Ratu Atut’s running mate, movie star-turned-politician Rano Karno, with Rp 13 billion.

Wahidin is the fourth-richest with Rp 9.5 billion, while candidates nominated by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Jazuli Juwaini and his running mate Makmun Muzakki are at the bottom of the list with Rp 2.8 billion and Rp 676 million, respectively.

KPUD chairman Hambali said the disclosure of the candida...