Where are your priorities, Mr. legislator? Apparently, an eccentric Democratic Party politician Ruhut Sitompul of Indonesia says he can no longer enjoy cigars after becoming a House of Representatives legislator in Indonesia.
Mr. Sitompul says, “the cigars I have are leftover gifts clients gave me,” Once a prominent attorney, Mr. Ruhut stated that when he was still practicing law he could earn between Rp 1 billion (US$112,000) to Rp 3 billion a month. Now, there’s a healthy cigar budget somewhere in there.
Mr. Sitompul says that, “[his] salary as a legislator is too small to buy cigars,” adding that a good cigar costs around Rp 500,000 (US$56).
“I know of some brands that charge Rp 3 million (US$340) for a single cigar,” he said. Mr Sitompul must be talking about the Cohiba Behike or some riducliously priced gurkhas.
In any case, I’m quite happy that my smokes don’t normally cost that much money. What was the most you every paid for a single smoke? Leave a comment below.
Via Jakarta Post