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Indonesians here take keen interest in polls back home

Maids, students, working professionals more informed about April elections

Published on Feb 18, 2014 8:44 AM

After a day of cooking and cleaning, Ms Yatik is ready for a taste of politics.

The 36-year-old Indonesian maid is a volunteer for Mr Yoga Dirga Cahya, who is seeking a seat in Parliament in their country's coming general elections.

Using a laptop, Ms Yatik spends an hour every night planning Mr Yoga's schedule during his weekly visits to Singapore.

On Sundays, her days off, she follows Mr Yoga to social events where he meets Indonesians living in Singapore.

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I want to help Indonesians get to know politicians who will work hard for them.

- Ms Yatik, a volunteer campaign assistant