Thursday, August 17, 2006

61 Years of Independence, where are we?

Today, Indonesians celebrate the 61 years of Independence. The founding fathers had done more for living us in independent and sovereign Indonesia. The biggest question is what we have done to save the independence and to develop our society and nation.
For this, we have to know the biggest problems in Indonesia right now. So, tell me about the biggest problem (according to you) that Indonesia is facing and share your views with others.



Anonymous rt said...

Corruption and Nepotism is getting worse and worse. Please set the tougher law for this kind of crimes, I'd even support death penalty if suggested :)

We don't have a structured education system which works and can be effective to the general public starting from TK, SD, SMP and SMA.

If people are not educated, they'll always get to the street - protesting, make riot, when someone promises them nasi bungkus for lunch.

I'm not saying ppl who join demonstration are uneducated, but we know some of the demo are definately staged for political/personal objectives of several people who should be shot to death (again, death penalty anyone?Yes? ^_^ )

August 17, 2006 7:01 AM  
Anonymous rt said...

I just realized today is 17 Aug, the independence day. Wow, am I just an ignorant citizen?

Maybe I've been living overseas for far too long, hence don't care about the day since it's not a holiday in where I'm at the moment.

Maybe I don't care the meaning of Independence anymore since only handful of people who actually exciting for this day are politicians, high ranking govt officials, billionaires (I'm pretty sure we have more than Forbes can detect). Because some of them can fly to overseas for holiday or go to Bali for relaxing weekend, while most of the population still try to figure out how to overcome the social economic problem they're going through every day.

I am so pessismitic. I should get back to work, I have spend too much time reading your blog Pak Ardi. Selamat 17 Agustusan!

August 17, 2006 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why ask for problems ask for the current strong points of this fabulous county. Starting with democracy and then the fact that the people are so damm tough - they dont whinge like some sectors of society.

August 17, 2006 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indonesia needs a strong hand who can do two things: (1) curb the separatists and Islam extremists, (2) refocus the country on development.

Sad to say, our people are not ready yet for a full-frontal democracy. We still need a strong hand that can push us to stay on the right track. I hope somebody like Mahathir or Lee Kuan Yew will rise up for Indonesia.


August 19, 2006 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indonesian drivers are one of the toughest in the world. We're so used to avoiding collisions and eating in other people's lanes that you can almost distinguish which ones are from Indonesia on foreign countries highway...

August 21, 2006 8:29 AM  

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