Indonesia Traffic Jam Forces President Out Of Car, Treks To State Event (Photos)

Indonesia’s notorious traffic congestion was on display for the world on Thursday after the country’s president was forced to walk two kilometres through the scorching heat to attend a military parade.

Indonesia’s notorious traffic congestion was on display for the world Thursday after the country’s president was forced to walk two kilometres through the scorching heat to attend a military parade.

Widodo and senior government officials were held up by gridlock as they approached the military parade in Cilegon, a port city about two and a half hours drive from the capital Jakarta, the presidential palace said.

After a 30-minute wait, “the president then decided from inside the car that he would walk,” Widodo’s guard Ili Dasili said in a statement.

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