by: Harry Febrian
this article was first published on Asian Correspondent
IT’s been weeks since the controversial Jakarta regional election ended with the victory of Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno over the incumbent Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful Hidayat.
While the contestation left a bitter scar to the fabric of Indonesian society—that probably won’t be healed easily (remember the incoming presidential election in 2019!)—it also shows another side of Indonesian traits: humor.
Or to be more specific, digital humor.
Over the course of the election, which spanned more than six months, Indonesians witnessed various events so absurd they decided to turn to digital media and laugh at it.