Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gus Dur: "I am Chinese"

Indonesia's former president Abdurahman Wahid (Gus Dur) said that he is actually chinese, in a recent talk show in Jakarta.

"I am chinese with a mix of Arabian and Indian. My ancestors are chinese". [1]

Gus Dur claimed that he is a descendant of the Princess of Campa, one of the wives of the king of Majapahit, Brawijaya V.
(This website shows photos of the cemetery where the princess was buried, in East Java).

The reason why he is saying this is unclear, but Gus Dur is known by Indonesians for his pointless rants.