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Jakarta Post

‘Jokowi ad’ in cinemas irks opposition, moviegoers

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:06 am

A public service commercial that was broadcast in cinemas and featured President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s achievements has sparked complaints from the opposition and some moviegoers.

The complaint began to attract the attention of Twitter users after urban activist Marco Kusumawijaya compiled all the complaints in a single tweet.

The three-minute commercial showed footage of 65 newly built dams and reservoirs throughout the country, as well as testimony from a farmer who was grateful for them because it helped him and other farmers continuously plant their crops without having to wait for the rainy season.

Some Twitter users said the public service ad had ruined their movie night.

Twitter user @nynazka is believed to be the first to bring the issue to light: “I just watched a movie in a Cinema XXI theater. Please give me back my wasted three minutes when...