27 Jul '15, 12pm

Nation-building Straits Times releases unflattering Jokowi video

The Straits Times recently conducted an interview with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Palace, ahead of his official visit to Singapore (July 28 – July 29) tomorrow . President Jokowi highlighted the “excellent” bilateral relations between Singapore and Indonesia, adding that Singapore is Indonesia’s number one investor. From the video that was published on July 27, it is clear that President Jokowi is probably more comfortable in Bahasa Indonesia. In the short one-minute video message, he appeared ill at ease as he looked down and peeked at his notes five times. While President Jokowi is perhaps game to give this “Video pitch to Singaporean investors by Indonesia President” a go, what was ST thinking when they uploaded such a video? If President Jokowi is clearly uncomfortable communicating in English, why can’t The Straits Times just re-film the video in Ba...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/07/nation-building-straits-time...

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