"Dangdut king" now a presidential candidate in Indonesia

December 17, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – National Awakening Party (PKB) Chairman Muhaimin Iskandar has announced that Indonesian dangdut singer Rhoma Irama would be its presidential candidate, Tempo reported Monday (December 16th).

According to Muhaimin, the famous singer is suitable to become Indonesia's next president because he has good intentions to develop the country.

"Just listen to his lyrics; they could enlighten the whole nation!" Muhaimin said Sunday while inaugurating the "Rhoma Irama for President" election commission in Jakarta.

During a Saturday rally outside his new election headquarters on Jalan Dewi Sartika, in Cawang, East Jakarta, Rhoma, who wore a PKB green batik shirt, sang his hit song "Hak Asasi," ("Rights"), according to the Indonesian news portal Liputan6.

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    • aceh
      December 31, 2013 @ 11:12:31PM
    • I think that whoever becomes president should prioritize faith over desire.
    • erick
      December 24, 2013 @ 08:12:32PM
    • Mr. Rhoma is now the King of Dangdut, what else does he want to be king of? If he becomes the president of this country, we will become the Kingdom of Dangdut.
    • hotman sinaga
      December 19, 2013 @ 10:12:15PM
    • Parties should not only think about getting votes in elections but consider the ability and capacity of someone to lead a nation.
    • m. soleh
      December 18, 2013 @ 01:12:08AM
    • Hopefully it be able to bring enlightenment to the Indonesian nation in the future.
    • soleman kalebu
      December 17, 2013 @ 07:12:04AM
    • They should just deal with dangdut singers.

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