Tue, 04 Jan 2000

Mayoral nominee bathes in sun

SEMARANG: A mayoral candidate, Djawahir Muhammad, joined 10 other men in a traditional sun bathing protest, known as topo pepe, on Monday to express their concern over alleged money politics in the mayoral election.

Djawahir sat topless on the ground in the yard in front of the city council, facing the sun.

"I want the police to investigate the alleged vote-buying practices among city councillors to enable a certain candidate to win the election," Djawahir said.

The protest ended later in the afternoon.

The election will be held on Wednesday. (har/edt)