TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential hopeful from Indonesia’s opposition party Prabowo Subianto said that he is concerned by his words that are being twisted out of context ever since his unintentionally offensive “Boyolali look” statement became controversial not too long ago.
“I’m afraid that merely laughing would be banned. I could no longer use the term ‘emak-emak’ (slang upon describing housewives), and commenting on s certain look would also be a problem,” said Prabowo Subianto in a press release that was published by his campaign team to multiple national media on Monday, November 26.
His concern was voiced in his campaign held at the Dome headquarters in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, on Sunday, November 25. At this event, he described the looks of his supporters as people that are highly loyal and bear the looks of people that would fight for a cause.
He ended his speech during the campaign by stating that he receives no money to make a speech, rather he is glad to see his people laugh and happy. Prabowo promised to return to East Kalimantan and reminded his supporters to not trust in pollsters since he argues that pollsters are biased toward groups with sufficient funding.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA