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Self-proclaimed Javanese 'kings' gain followers, money

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20 2020   /  01:08 am

The ruckus over “Keraton Agung Sejagat” (World Empire) has not settled, yet the Indonesian internet sphere was once again rocked by the emergence of the so-called Sunda Empire-Earth Empire in Bandung, West Java, claiming to be on a mission to settle the country’s debts at the World Bank.A nine-minute video disseminated on YouTube and Facebook showed a man in a room full of people wearing flat light blue caps, passionately explaining the existence of the Sunda Empire-Earth Empire, saying that he was one of the empire’s “governors general”.“Sunda Empire-Earth Empire is a Sun empire, an Earth empire. It doesn’t link to Sundanese [people] because this is a hereditary empire from dynasty to dynasty and currently it is the Sundakala dynasty,” said the man whose name was written in the video as HRH Rangga.He claimed that Bandung was a city fo...