Candidates fail to make the grade
Great news in today's Jakarta Post
; many candidates in the recent election have gone bankrupt.
Paying their respective parties for a higher placing in the list of candidates and their largesse with T-shirts, flyers, flags and banners ~ large and small, only to find that the electors have rejected their parties, has been a financially crippling blow to many aspiring 'servants of the people'. One candidate is reported to have spent all his savings of Rp.2 billion (nigh on $250,000). Another is having to sell a relative's house, having mortgaged all his own.
Glad to see that money can't buy happiness. Probably.
And in the words on the pack of Toraja Coffee on offer in Carrefour, It's A Good Aroma ... It Tastes Grade