Politics can end up being a very gruelling battlefield. But many are willing to take the risk given the multitude of rewards they can bring home if they could play their cards well. A few business people enter into politics precisely for these reasons. They are get in for the promise of access, political protection, and many other privileges that comes with being close to power. But not all businessmen enter into politics for this reason. Some are in for altruistic purposes, to give back and serve the country. Which of these types of businessmen is Rusdi Kirana? What is he looking for in politics? Why join a muslim-based political party affiliated with the country’s largest Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)? 

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