Sunday, February 21, 2010
Facebook and Politicians in Pekalongan
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!