05 Apr '11, 12pm

Son becomes guardian of Indonesian volcano - Straits Times : #ashtag

Son becomes guardian of Indonesian volcano - Straits Times : #ashtag

'As the gatekeeper of Mount Merapi, besides maintaining the tradition, he should also be able to collaborate with volcanology officials,' palace official Gusti Joyokusumo said. -- PHOTO: AFP YOGYAKARTA (Indonesia) - AFTER five months of secretive deliberations, the sultan of Yogyakarta has chosen the new spiritual guardian of Indonesia's seething Mount Merapi volcano, a palace official said on Tuesday. The job of listening to the volcano's every rumble and soothing its fearsome temper will be passed to Asihono, the son of the late guardian, Grandfather Marijan, who died on its slopes during a massive eruption in October. 'As the gatekeeper of Mount Merapi, besides maintaining the tradition, he should also be able to collaborate with volcanology officials,' palace official Gusti Joyokusumo said. 'There should be good communication between them so the people can benefit.' Th...

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