PSI Chief Grace Natalie Quips Prabowo as Conservative Politician

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  • Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) chair Grace Natalie (C) shows number 11 for the party's election number, Jakarta, Feb, 18. 2018. Tempo/Fakhri Hermansyah

    Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) chair Grace Natalie (C) shows number 11 for the party's election number, Jakarta, Feb, 18. 2018. Tempo/Fakhri Hermansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairperson of the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) Grace Natalie quipped the presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto as a conservative politician because he often gave speeches about to stop all imports and talk about foreign dangers. Grace said the speeches were strange and did not show optimism.

    “That’s the old-style politics, politics that like to spread fear. Genderuwo politician, said Bro Jokowi,” Grace Natalie said in her remarks at the fourth PSI anniversary at the Indonesian Convention Exhibition (ICE) in Tangerang, Banten, Sunday, November 11.

    Grace gave an example, her party always thought about how Indonesian fashion could be accepted in Paris, how Indonesian music could be loved in New York, or how Indonesian animated films could be played in world cinemas. “That is the difference between young people who are optimistic with the ‘sontoloyo’ and ‘genderuwo’ people,” Grace said.

    The ‘sontoloyo’ (silly) and ‘genderuwo’ (a gigantic, scary, humanlike ape) politician are two terms that Jokowi recently made. Later, this term drew debate. Prabowo`s camp also responded to Jokowi’s speech as a form of panic due to the number of votes in the survey results that did not develop, and fear of losing in the upcoming 2019 presidential election.

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