Sunday, February 21, 2010

Facebook and Politicians in Pekalongan

The goal of every politicians is to get power, for which purpose they would do anything to beat their rivals in the election.

That's what I thought when the news media reported about photos in Facebook depicting intimate postures of 2 top officials of the Regency of Pekalongan, Central Java, i.e the Regent Siti Qomariyah (pic-left), and her Deputy Wahyudi Ponco Nugroho (pic-right).

The reason why I felt that way because when both politicians were campaigning for their present offices in the 2006 regional election, similar photos appeared on the internet. Somehow. those photos do not seem have effect on the people who voted for both of them.

And now that both politicians will end their office terms next year and the news media have reported that will run again as candidates in the 2011 regional election, such photos appeared again.

Regarding the photos, the self proclaimed telematic expert Roy Suryo have said that the 2006 photos were originally taken using mobile phone camera.

Meanwhile, the Vice Regent of Pekalongan only said that he never own a Facebook account but refused to answer when journalists asked him about the originality of the photos.

For detailed media reports, please click here, here and here.

All I can say about the story is : very interesting!


Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Facebook is becoming one of the most influential public media outlets; because it is not contolled by the media barons in the private sector. Everybody will have a facebook page in time. I do, but I will not put my photo there or in any other social networks and blogs.


H. Nizam said...


Yes, the main reason why Facebook becomes very popular nowadays is because it is considerably independent.

umihoney said...

The trend is to appear approachable and voters friendly hence the usage of social sites.Agree with you,interesting indeed.

H. Nizam said...


If you click the word Facebook on the post, you will find that it is more interesting.