Minister caught napping but earns praise

Indonesia's Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti sleeping on a couch in a VIP lounge of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The picture went viral on social media yesterday and won her praise for being a "super woman".
Indonesia's Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti sleeping on a couch in a VIP lounge of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The picture went viral on social media yesterday and won her praise for being a "super woman".PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ JBADITYA

JAKARTA • A photograph showing Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti sleeping on a couch in a waiting area of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York went viral on social media yesterday and won her praise for being a "super woman".

Mrs Susi reportedly fell asleep in a VIP lounge of the airport after attending a United Nations conference about maritime affairs in New York on Sunday, during which she received a compliment from actor Leonardo DiCaprio for combating illegal fishing and for protecting the sea.

The picture was uploaded onto a Facebook account owned by a Jim B. Aditya yesterday.

"This super woman deserves to be called the mother of Indonesia's seas," he wrote as a caption.

THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2017, with the headline 'Minister caught napping but earns praise'. Print Edition | Subscribe