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Jokowi Slams `Genderuwo` Politics in Speech

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The deputy chairman of the Jokowi-Ma’ruf National Campaign Team, Abdul Kadir Karding, said presidential contender Prabowo Subianto might be one of the genderuwo politicians President Jokowi was referring to in his recent speech. 

“If Pak Prabowo often voices pessimism and propagandas about frightening things, perhaps one of the politicians is Pak Prabowo," he said on Friday, November 9. 

President Jokowi made a sarcastic remarks on politicians who frequently spread fearsome propagandas and called them genderuwo politicians during the distribution of land certificates in Tegal, Central Java, on Friday, November 9. 

Read: Jokowi Asks People Not To Be Influenced by Politicians 

“Let’s see that politics with fearsome propagandas is frightening and worrying. After making [the people] frightened, next is creating uncertainty. I often say that this is called genderuwo politics,” Jokowi said as quoted by bisnis.com on Friday, November 9. 

Genderuwa, or pronounced genderuwo in Javanese, is a Javanese myth about a gigantic, scary, humanlike ape.

According to Karding, Jokowi made this statement to remind all parties that politics should be carried out in a calm, comfortable, happy and fun fashion. “It is not reactive, but responsive,” he said.



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