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Raja Samu Samu VI : The King of Kings

by Steve Stine

This week’s guest is Raja Samu Samu VI of Maluku, the current Secretary General of the Association of
Indonesian Rajas and Sultans – along with his public relations and project advisor, Rex Sumner.

While the Raja’s role in Indonesia is largely – if not entirely- ceremonial – he has designs on brokering a new set of local-foreign partnerships to improve and showcase all that Indonesia has to offer. Agribusiness, sustainable farming, urban renewal and cottage industries are all initiatives receiving his time and attention.

My encounter with the Raja made for a different kind of Inside Asia episode – a diversion from our normal fare, but still fabric to the
story we call Asia.