I’m no Golkar sympathiser, says singer


POLITICS and the music profession do not mix in the era of reformasi.

Popular singer Yuni Shara discovered this recently after being mocked by once-loyal fans as a “Golkar artist” for performing for the party during the 1997 election rallies.

“Never again,” she declared vowing to cut links with Golkar and stay clear of other political parties during the coming polls.

“Imagine how disgusting it is to be called a ‘Golkar artist’ because I sang for its supporters!”

Yuni, who was born in East Java where opposition figures like Ms Megawati Sukarnoputri and her Indonesian Democratic Party now hope to garner much of the votes, said that she accepted Golkar’s offer two years ago because she was “not in a position to reject it”.

“I swear it wasn’t because I was a Golkar sympathiser,” she said.

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