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26 Nov, 2014

Indonesian President sets new leadership standards during private Singapore visit | The Jakarta Post

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo returned to Indonesia on Sunday after completing a short trip to Singapore, where he attended his son’s graduation ceremony, snapped selfies with his son’s college friends and had a courtesy-call meeting with the prime minister of the city-state.

Jokowi and First Lady Iriana arrived in Singapore on Friday evening to attend the graduation ceremony of their youngest son, 19-year-old Kaesang Pangarep, who has just completed his International Baccalaureate diploma at Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore, or ACSI.

Cabinet secretary Andi Widjajanto said Jokowi and Iriana declined to use the official presidential aircraft and instead preferred to travel on a Garuda Indonesia commercial flight and to pay all expenses related to the travel.

Read the rest: Jokowi steals spotlight during Singapore visit | The Jakarta Post.