Christiane Amanpour form CNN speaks to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pak @jokowi sbnrnya mahir berbahasa Inggris meski dengan aksen Jawa. Ini serupa aksen-aksen American, British, Australian, Scottish, Canadian, atau yg paling terdekat, Malaysian/Singaporean English. pic.twitter.com/nvRFOZx5SY
Katarina Tyas D’Arcy @TyasKatarina
@maxwalden_ Jokowi doesn’t need to have an accent reduction; having an accent is not something to be ashamed or embarrassed of. He speaks clearly and his information is delivered well, isn’t it the purpose of having communication in a language other than your mother tounge?
Rieza Aprianto @RiezaApr
@maxwalden_ Unpopular opinion: the urge to speak English 'correctly' with 'proper accent' is a form of neo-colonialism. Having said that, he is the president - the list of questions must be sent beforehand, analysed, prepared and practiced by his public relations team.