Indonesian has some of the most traffic-clogged cities in the world. The Asian country is the fourth most populous country on earth and its infrastructure does not match the demands of the ballooning population.
The country’s president Joko Widodo was on Thursday got stuck in traffic when he was on his way to attend a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the founding of Indonesian military.
Wadodo was forced to trek for two kilometers through the scorching heat to attend the military parade after waiting in vain for 30 minutes for traffic to move.
Video footage and photos showing the Indonesian president and other senior government officials walking with a phalanx of security sparked excitement on social media with netizens thanking fate for making the president experience what ordinary citizens go through every day.