In this episode, Swedian’s still out because of the U.S. midterm elections, but we’re excited to share with you Stephanie’s conversation with a rising figure in youth politics in Indonesia, Michael Victor Sianipar. Michael is a former aide to Ahok during his time as governor of Jakarta, and Michael’s currently a member of PSI or the Indonesian Solidarity Party, one of the newest political parties in Indonesia with a huge youth following.
This is actually the first of a two-part conversation between Stephanie and Michael; in this first episode, Stephanie talks to Michael about his experience working with Ahok, from the early days of Ahok’s governorship to his prison sentence. They also talk about Michael’s current role as a regional leader in Jakarta local politics through PSI, and Michael also talks about how he got into politics in the first place.
Stay tuned for the second episode of the conversation coming out at the end of the month!
Thanks for listening!