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Apparently what Amien Rais states about Jokowi as a popular figure, we need to "amini" together. He is right, Jokowi is a popular figure. In fact very likely Amien Rais rather misses Jokowi more popular than Estrada. After all this "master" of mass media coverage in the homeland, ranging from print media, electronics, to online media, now the famous daily turn of the United States, The New York Times, lifted the figure of the Governor of DKI. The New York Times news will certainly open a window for citizens of the world, especially America, to know the Governor Blusukan of Indonesia. Moreover, the article can be read online on Wednesday (09/25/2013) it discusses the gait Jokowi at length. The Joe Cochrane "In Indonesia, a Governor at Home on the Streets" highlighted Jokowi's presence on the streets of the Capital to meet with his citizens in the slums, traditional markets and other places. "Women, and men, try to touch him" Younger people grab their hands and lay them on their foreheads a sign of respect, "the paper said. If we read further on the article, then what Amien Rais pointed out that Jokowi is just "the voiceless empty tongue", is not in line with the newspaper's view. In an article also present in the print edition of September 26, 2013 page A6, NYT reviews about Jokowi's success in handling two major projects. First, the revamping of Tanah Abang is the largest textile market in Southeast Asia. Second, the relocation of 7,000 families from the Pluit reservoir so that the reservoir can be dredged for the first time in 30 years to help ease the annual flood. How can Jokowi succeed in handling both projects? It is clearly illustrated how Jokowi diligently visits these two locations in an effort to gather support so that both projects can be realized. In the article, Jokowi is portrayed and praised as a clean politician, who does not use his position to enrich himself. So in this figure the community put a lot of hope. As the ultimate, the nickname "man of the people" was attached to the Governor of this Blusukan. Want to read more? This. Update:
"Street Democracy" ala Jokowi Reviewed in Japanese Newspaper "Asahi Shimbun"