Sritex has unique relationship with Indonesian politics for several reasons. First, the factory produces military uniforms/suits. Second, the factory employes about 20,000 workers/voters. Third, Lukminto, the founder, was closely linked to political elites ranging from then Golkar chairman Harmoko to president SBY’s Democratic Party or even the wildly popular Jakarta governor Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo.
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