Published Nov 29, 2017Whether or not you believe that world leaders are merely puppets, one thing's for sure — some of them absolutely love Metallica's Master of Puppets. In a visit with Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo this week, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke offered up a Master of Puppets box set.
The decidedly badass gift was made all the better thanks to a signature from proudly Danish Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. That said, there's a chance that the gift might have violated some rules.
According to Coconuts Jakarta, the gift might be too expensive, so it has to be reported to Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The rules allow for gifts worth less than $75 USD to go unreported, but the Metallica box set retails for $99 USD. Plus, the Lars Ulrich signature makes it worth a hell of a lot more.
"The president plans to report the acceptance of gifts in the form of LPs Metallica from the Danish Prime Minister to the Commission in the near future," spokesperson Johan Budi SP told Detik.
Whether or not Widodo gets to keep the records, you can check out the Metallica-themed photo op below. If you happen to feel like bribing some other world leaders this holiday season be sure to consult our box set gift guide.
Indonesia's president @jokowi seemed eager to dig into his diplomatic gift from Denmark: A #MasterOfPuppets box signed by #heavymetal fans' all-time favorit drummer @larsulrich @metallica pic.twitter.com/Epcq2paywh— Lars Løkke Rasmussen (@larsloekke) November 28, 2017