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Manohara - up close and personal

Armando Siahaan  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Sitting in a room at a hotel in South Jakarta is a 17-year-old girl who has travelled the world, married a prince and run away, and whose face is now famous across Indonesia.

Her story is so extraordinary that it is hard to believe. Her fairytale-to-nightmare claims of a whirlwind marriage, kidnapping, abuse and escape have gripped the Indonesian public, overshadowing the Ambalat row with Malaysia and upstaging the July 8 presidential election.

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