Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cabinet Meeting with Mud Therapy

Two years ago, president SBY led a cabinet meeting from Washington through video conference. Catchy! Yesterday, VP Jusuf Kalla led a cabinet meeting on the Jakarta-Yogyakarta train. Catchy as well! Very soon, we're hoping to have the next cabinet meeting with full service of hot mud therapy provided by Lapindo Brantas Inc in Sidoarjo, East Java. That would be a big show!

The next cabinet meeting deserved huge attention as by March 8, 7 days from now, president should issue new decree on how to settle the mudflow disaster especially the cost aspect. The existing decree, expired Marh 8, obliged Lapindo to provide Rp3.8 trillion to finance the settlement. There is immediate need of another Rp4 trillion to fix public infrastructures destroyed by the Sidoarjo mudflow which now popular as Lusi (abbr of Lumpur Sidoarjo). Fancy name right? Oh, has another fancy name related to Lusi called Bolton (Bola Beton) or Concrete Balls used to stop the mudflow! (I laughed when read the story...Bolton failed to stop the mudflow!, after the soothsayers failed to show their magic powers few months ago)
I wonder whether the recent workshop of scientists sponsored by (?) would end up with cabinet decision like, "OK, this is a natural disaster, the state should take care the burdens, Bakrie family could walk away free, we'll reimburse the already disbursed funds," or "No, this is 50:50, natural disaster + man-made disaster caused by poor drilling, so we should share 50% of the financial burdens."
Should the cabinet meeting on schedule, the next day, media would run stories like...Relaxed with Lusi's therapy, Cabinet decided to...




Anonymous Anonymous said...

...share Lusi's burden equally, because Lapindo Brantas as the Papa-san could not hold her any longer...."
Ha ha ha...

I recall back then when those pro-democrats activists urged the nation to promote and support non military as the leaders of this nation, after sufferring the 32 years Army-based regime...
Now, for the past 10 years, we have seen that these leader of nation were filled with political parties activists and businessmen... getting worse I presume ...As this parties and the businessmen have to "compromise all the way" to secure their "political balance" at any costs... including "sharing the burden of Lusi"...pitty her..
Should this nation need to revive the "military" old soul then?

March 01, 2007 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Unspun said...

Meeting aboard Adam Air aja!

March 01, 2007 3:13 PM  
Anonymous zf said...

the never ending story....

March 03, 2007 3:37 AM  

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