Paranormal figure Ki Gendeng Pamungkas enters the world of politics in Bogor.
Ki Gendeng Pamungkas, most famous for casting a voodoo spell on president George Bush during the latter's visit to Indonesia in 2006, is running for the office of mayor of Bogor, West Java, as an independent.
Ki Gendeng Pamungkas, sorcery has its rewards.
Ki Gendeng Pamungkas, real name Iman Santoso, says he received a message from the heavens while performing a ritual in the Bogor Gardens. In the message he was instructed to try to free the people of Bogor from the chains of poverty, and to sort out the bureaucratic mess in City Hall.
For two of his opponents in the race he has a warning
My inner voice says something is going to happen to those two.
Just wait till September, there'll be some news that'll shock you.
As part of the electoral rules Ki Gendeng Pamungkas filed a report to the Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) in which he claimed to have almost 17 billion rupiah in assets. The source of his wealth: kilasberita
It's a secret, but I'm not corrupt.