Sunday, December 27, 2009

Clean Golkar Caucus? BIG JOKE!

A group of Golkar politicians established what they called "Clean Golkar Caucus" to unseat party chairman Aburizal Bakrie. While they might pointed to the US$220 million tax manipulation allegedly committed by Bakrie-related companies as the rationale for replacing Aburizal, the caucus' name is a problem. "Clean Golkar politicians? What a big joke," a friend commented.
Zaenal Bintang, founding member of the caucus, said Aburizal shall resign temporarily. "He shall resign," Zaenal told the press in the residence of former coordinating minister for the economy Rizal Ramli.
So, who is the "clean" guy to replace Aburizal? Zaenal promoted Agung Laksono (currently the coordinating minister for people's welfare, replacing Aburizal). Agung is also deputy chairman of Golkar Party. Is he clean?
Well, that's not important for them. But they could ride on the recent political dynamics where Golkar, a member of the ruling coalition, is in the frontline on ongoing investigation on Century bailout. 

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