They seek him here ...
and they seek him there, but no-one seems able to find the superman once known as He Who Must Be Obeyed.
For years he carefully guarded the ciizens of Indonesia, and a few other countries such as Timor Leste. He ensured this by giving the military powers which were less extrovert than before. Instead of organising a minor konfrontasi
with neighbours, which was a pattern developed by his predecessor, the military organised activities for the villagers scattered throughout the archaepeligo of the Territory of Native Indonesia (TNI).
Furthermore, His benificence extended to the protection of the country's wealth. This was accomplished by the establishment of a network of non-profit making organisations known as yayasans
Unfortunately, in 1997 He fell very ill and he was unable to oversee the nation and its wealth as once before, so the following year, at the request of many of us who were concerned that He was doing more than was good for His health - and ours, it must be said - He departed, sadly.
Little has been heard of Him since then apart from a few visits to the doctors and the weddings of quite a few of His celebrity friends. Periodically His successors have decided that they are capable of managing those yayasans
, but in their hearts they know that they lack His charisma.
Thus Sonny Boy's team of experts have decided to court him civilly to ask if he would be so kind as to allow SBY to look after the US$1.5 billion which the yayasans
have been guarding so carefully. This is something the citizens, who elected Sonny Boy, want him to do.
However, there is a major problem in that the whereabouts of He Who Used To Be Obeyed are unknown. Furthermore, it is feared that after ten years, aging may have altered his appearance. So this is where I come in.
Jakartass has, at great expense - $99 until July 15th - used the facilities of PhoJoe
who can take an uploaded portrait taken some years back and give you back an approximation of what that person would look like now.
And I think they've done a good job.
Labels: social psychology