Rupiah falls? The grassroots level does not understand; it is only the
speculators who know about it. So what can we do? In recent days, the
rupiah has experienced tremendous pressure, closing at 12,725 per US
dollar on Dec. 16, the lowest since 1998. Economists say the cause is
that our economic fundamentals are not strong and it is also due to how
easily foreign investors withdraw their money in the form of dollars, so
we lack dollars.