Hotel of a million stars

Kompas – October 3, 2009
Hotel of a million stars

Man: So they’re staying in five star hotels? Don’t be disheartened, we live in a hotel of a million stars!

Newspaper headline: Inauguration of 2009-2014 House of Representative members.

560 new legislators were sworn in on October 1 in a ceremony that cost some US$4.7 million, with a third of this going towards luxury hotel rooms, bus rentals, clothing and bags, plus $200 in pocket money for each legislator.