The most popular national events searched by the public via Google search were summarized in the 2016 Year In Search. This time NGELAG.com will again summarize and commemorate some national events that became part of history in 2016.
Also Read: Top 10 Most Popular Things in the World in 2016
2016 was a year full of colors and events. Indonesia has been repeatedly rocked by terrorist attacks and shocked by cases of shamanism. The heat of political issues colored this year 2016 as well.
Curious, what are the most popular events in Indonesia in 2016? The following is a summary.
1 . Sarinah Bomb
On January 14, 2016 at 10:40 am WIB, the intersection in the Sarinah area was shocked by a bomb attack on the police post. The busy atmosphere suddenly became tense after an explosion was heard and several people were burned at the scene.
At least 8 people were killed and 24 people injured in this attack. The tense atmosphere lingered until police finally determined during the night that the location was near Sarinah, Jalan MH. Thamrin is sterile.
This incident was marked by the action of a handsome police officer whose video had distracted the public.
2 . Gafatar
That same month, January 2016, the public was curious about an organization called Gafatar that handled missing persons cases. Several people are said to have disappeared after it was revealed that they were following this Gafatar.
It was later discovered that this Gafatar turned out to be a deceptive religious organization. However, the chairman of the Gafatar organization, Mahful M. Manurung, denied this statement.
3 . The case of Dimas Kanjeng
At the beginning of September, the Indonesian people were shocked by the fall of Dimas Kanjeng Taat Pribadi. Dimas Kanjeng went viral after a video showing his ability to multiply money drew public attention on YouTube and several social media outlets.
After several electronic media outlets discussed him, many parties became suspicious and the police immediately intervened after the skewed report about Dimas Kanjeng was published. Eventually, the leader of the hermitage, who is said to have a fortune of up to trillion rupiah, was arrested. Also Read: How Dimas Kanjeng Obeys Personal Promotions Over the Internet
4 . cigarette price
In August 2016, Indonesian people, especially smokers, were shocked by the fact that the price of cigarettes would rise to 50,000 rupiah per pack. Many believe in the issue and quite a few are concerned.
On the other hand, the government believes that cigarettes should be sold at high prices in order to reduce the growing number of smokers in Indonesia.
5 . Yuyun’s case
Last April, Yuyun’s name suddenly became the talk of the town after it was revealed that this 14-year-old girl from Bengkulu had been murdered and raped by 14 people. This case became the international public spotlight and warned the Indonesian government to prevent this rather extreme criminal case.
6 . The case of Gatot Brajamusti
AA Gatot as soon as the public knew the character of Gatot Brajamusti involved in the drug and fraud case. He is the spiritual teacher of famous artists like Elma Theana and Reza Arthamevia.
The case of Gatot Brajamusti reminded the public of the character of Grandmother Subur.
7 . Ahok’s friend
Friends of Ahok are a community of volunteers supporting Ahok, who once stunned the public. From raising funds to raising 1 million ID cards, this community has done it all.
Unfortunately, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama got several stumbling blocks ranging from election rule changes that made Ahok’s friend’s fight futile to corruption allegations to blasphemy allegations that have not been resolved to date.
8th . Santoso ambush
Santoso, Indonesia’s most wanted terrorist hiding with his group in the Sulawesi wilderness, was finally killed on July 18, 2016 by the Indonesian National Police’s Tinombala Operations Task Force and TNI.
The harsh arrest process became one of the things that caught the attention of the Indonesian people at the time.
9 . cabinet reshuffle
In 2016, Jokowi, the President of Indonesia, carried out a cabinet reshuffle that at times left people amazed. That is why the topic of cabinet reshuffle became a public topic of conversation in 2016.
10 . tax amnesty
Tax amnesty has become one of the hottest topics of 2016. In this case, the Indonesian government is urging tax-disobedient individuals to report their assets immediately in order to receive relief in paying tax arrears previously owed.
Those were the top 10 most popular national events in Indonesia 2016. It doesn’t feel like we are just days away from entering 2017, hopefully Indonesia will be a more nurturing, safer and peaceful country in the coming year.