The North Sumatra Police Chief Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw, a native of Papua, shares his passion of singing local traditional Indonesian songs during a gathering in the National Electricity Company (PLN) Medan, North Sumatra office on Monday, August 8, 2017.
“I am a native of Papua that can sing traditional Batak and Javanese songs. But my accent and flavour is a mixture,” a gesture that was responded with laughter by the audience.
With a degree of confidence, Waterpauw sang the Batak song “Sai Anju Ma Au” accompanied by the local Medan band, The Kwint. The audience embrace the police General by standing up and clapping their hands.
The Police General from Papua does not end just with a Batak song but continues on with a traditional Javanese song of “Sewu Kuto” that was popularized by the famous Indonesian singer Didi Kempot.
Waterpauw born in Fakfak regency, West Papua has always been a champion of national unity. He often tells that his life’s journey is a symbol of national unity. Waterpauw received his formal education from elementary school to high school in Surabaya, East Java and was a former police chief in Papua. He is married to a local North Sumatran woman, Roma Pasaribu Waterpauw.