Mr Mud

Kompas – June 9, 2012
Mr Mud

Despite the best attempts by Golkar Party spin doctors to portray the massive Lapindo mudflow disaster in East Java in a positive light, insisting that he has shown a “moral commitment” in seeking to compensate the thousands displaced by the mud or claims that victims have been paid more than their land is worth, business tycoon and budding Golkar presidential candidate Aburizal Bakrie – whose company has been blamed for the disaster – still seems unable to shake off the “Mr Mud” label.