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President Jokowi waits while his men go to toilet at a toll road


Jakarta, IO – An interesting moment took place on the second day of President Jokowi’s working visit to Riau province on Thursday (5/1). On the way to Rokan Hilir regency, Jokowi asked his entourage to stop by at a Km 82 rest area. Jokowi then allow members of his entourage who wished to go to the toilet, while he waited in the car.

This was revealed by the Presidential Secretariat’s protocol bureau chief M. Yusuf Permana as reported by Kompas, Thursday (5/1). While waiting, Jokowi spent the time by chatting with State Secretary Pratikno, Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and SOE Minister Erick Thohir.

After about 10 minutes, Jokowi and his entourage continued their trip. After visiting Rokan Hilir, Jokowi was scheduled to visit Bunda Sri Mersing Market in the city of Dumai to distribute social assistance packages to traders and street vendors.

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He would then conduct an inspection at PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan Dumai. From Riau, Jokowi will head to Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport to fly to Pekanbaru using the Indonesian Air Force’s Super Puma helicopter. He would then return to Jakarta on Thursday afternoon. (rr)


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