Sunday, November 01, 2009

Voted for an idol, don't expect a president!

Lots of people, who claimed themselves voted for SBY-Boediono in July 8 election, expressed their disappointment over SBY's position in the high profile dispute between Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and police/attorney general's office. 
In less than three days after its establishment, the Facebook account to support two suspended KPK leaders---Bibit Samad Rianto and Chamdra M. Hamzah---got over 200,000 members. Even political parties within SBY-Boediono coalition criticize SBY for his inaction. "This is a country without government," Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, politician from National Awakening Party (PKB).
Sorry guys, we voted for an idol, we got an idol. We voted someone because of fake images created through beautiful advertising and media reports. Look at how we continued the "Indonesian idol" with "Cikeas idol" (selection of ministers which looks more of an audition for an pop idol than a selection of leaders). Cikeas is the private residence of SBY where he and VP Boediono "interviewed" minister candidates. The Indonesian Idol has been mandated to appoint lower level "idols". 
Hikmahanto Juwana, law professor at University of Indonesia, warned SBY for a possible "people power"emerged from the crisis. He shouldn't take it lightly. The president's press statement on Friday has failed to win public support for his inaction. Students might stage public rallies soon. Facebookers will also stage public rally on November 8, 2009. More influential figures have been rallying behind KPK leaders. Nahdatul Ulama and Muhammdiyah, two of the largest Moslem organizations, are rallying behind KPK leaders. Political parties will soon turn their back from SBY. 

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