President Jose Mujica and humble lifestyle

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

PRESIDEN URUGUAY HANYA ADA VOLKSWAGEN BEETLES (1987)

 

Jose Mujica and his dogs outside his home

– Sukar jumpa gambo dia pakai smart, tie lagi ler dhok jhompe…

-Uruguay President (1 Mac 2010)

-lahir 20 may 1935

-14 tahun dalam penjara       -Dibebaskan pada 1985

Pte. Mujica driving his old blue Fusca (Photo El Pais)Mujica

-Harta yang diistiharkan ketika menjadi presiden cuma sebuah kereta Volkswagen Beetle (1987) USD1,900.00(RM6,460)       -didapati gagal membayar road tax (anggaran USD1,500) dekat-dekat harga kereta dah.

-Tiada Kredit kad      -tiada akaun bank

 

 

-sebuah rumah dan sebidang kecil tanah (kebun bunga), traktor dan peralatan berkebun atas nama isterinya.  Dulu presiden bekerja menanam bunga, isterinya adalah majikan beliau.

-beliau masih tinggal di kebun bunga milik isterinya, masih menanam bunga jika ada masa lapang.  Rumah presiden telah diubahsuai untuk keselamatan.  Mereka menjual bunga di pasar berhampiran.

-Gaji President USD11,900 (RM40,460.00)    -70% derma kepada parti, pergerakan poitik dan dana kecemasan bantuan perumahan    -baki yang diambilnya USD1,500.00 (RM5,100.00)

-Beliau dan isteri sering kelihatan berjalan-jalan atau minum di kedai kopi berhampiran rumahnya tanpa kawalan keselamatan yang ketatbersama isteri

Isteri Lucía Topolansky juga pernah dipenjarakan

-tidak ada anak

-Timbalan beliau Danilo Astori mengistiharkan harta sebanyak USD250,000.00 (RM0.85 juta) dengan kereta yang bernilai hampir 10 kali ganda daripada nilai kereta Presiden.

-Mujica was born 20 May, 1935 to Demetrio Mujica, of Basque ancestry and Lucy Cordano of Italian descent

-former guerrilla leader

-has no bank accounts or other assets

-No credit card

-his small flower farm is in his wife’s name, First Lady who formally owns the farm, tractor and other equipment for growing flowers, which they sell at the local market.

-the 23 year old car is all he owns according to his sworn declaration but failed to pay tax on it until 2010, and when he did, the bill was some $1,500 – almost as much as the car is worth.

-Mr Mujica earns 227,800 pesos ($11,900) a month as president, but donates 70 per cent of it to his party, political movement and Uruguay’s housing emergency fund which leaves him with 1.500 US dollars approximately

-his release from jail in 1985 after 14 years in jail

-Once elected president in November 2009 he anticipated he would remain living at the farm which had to undergo some reforms for securityreasons.

-They have no children and live on an austere farm in the outskirts of Montevideo, the country’s capital

-Whenever he has free time Mujica loves to get back on the tractor and de-stress himself as he likes to refer to his farm life.

-Vice President Danilo Astori declared assets of 250.000 US dollars which include a house in one of Montevideo’s middle class quarters, a Volkwagen Confort model and two bank accounts.

-The president’s home is in his the name of his wife, Lucía Topolansky who was also imprisoned

-He and his wife have reluctantly had to curtail their walks near their home since Mr Mujica became president, but still his down-home style persists. He has been seen eating and drinking a coffee in Montevideo cafes without heavy security and his foreign minister goes to work on the bus.

-“Just tell the world we’re different,” he told AFP in March, shortly after taking office, when he was spotted having lunch in a local bar.

Klik untuk melihat salinan dokumen pengistiharan harta presiden / copy of declaration document

President Mujica's VW Beetle


http://www.jutep.gub.uy/adjuntos.php?documentoid=2008&articleid=320

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