Jokowi asks celebrities to help promote 2018 Asian Games

Jokowi asks celebrities to help promote 2018 Asian Games


Jakarta — President Joko Widodo invited more than 100 people consisting of celebrities, artists, musicians and athletes to the State Palace on Tuesday (05/06). President Jokowi asked dozens of famous guests to help promote the 2018 Asian Games, slated to be held in Jakarta and Palembang starting August 18, through their social media and creative works. “Hopefully, these people who are very active on social media can continue to increase awareness regarding the Games through their Instagram and Facebook accounts,” said Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf. Among athletes attending the meeting were badminton mixed-double pair Tantowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir and pair Susi Susanti and Alan Budi Kusuma, who have also made Indonesians proud in the global sports scene. Meanwhile, among the musicians and artists attending were Marcell Siahaan, Once Mekel, Andre Hehanusa, Oppie Andaresta, Yuni Shara, Gading Marten, Indra Bekti, Indy Barens, Edi Brokoli and Irfan Hakim. Presenter Indra Bekti said he was ready to help promote Asian Games and bring it to the forefront of the public. Others, like Gading Marten, Rico Ceper and Iwa K., agreed to support their favorite athletes during the Games by promoting them through their social media channels. Previously, during several limitedĀ  meetings with related ministers, Jokowi continuously highlighted the importance of promotion to increase interest and participation from the public to ensure the success of the Games in Jakarta and Palembang.