JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s military commander, under fire in the media after being photographed wearing a luxury watch, says his critics should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.
A Singapore website flagged a picture of the general and his watch this week, saying it was a Richard Mille worth more than $100,000.
Gen. Moeldoko, who uses a single name, said Wednesday it was a Chinese-made copy and cost only 5 million rupiah ($430).
The website, mothership.sg, also showed photos of Moeldoko wearing other luxury watches, including an Audemars Piguet Millenary — either a $43,000 Chronograph or a $476,600 Minute Repeater limited edition.
Moeldoko, who became Indonesia’s military chief last August, reported total assets of about 36 billion rupiah ($3 million) to the anti-graft commission last year.