Comments: Is Indonesia in danger of failing?
Paper Edition | Page: 8
June 28, p. 6
Indonesia’s slight decline from 64th place in 2011 to 63rd in 2012 out of the 178 countries ranked on the Failed States Index 2012 was predictable and should not be exaggerated. (By Riwanto Tirtosudarmo, Jakarta)
Indeed, Indonesia is in danger of failing.
The referring to growth figures that would be achieved without government interference is irrelevant in this case.
Growth is occurring due to outside investors and doesn’t reflect this country’s own efforts. Somalia can also show economic growth due to piracy.
Just concentrate on the facts with special attention to the already-mentioned lack of government focus, lack of strong leadership and other issues which are generally known about in Indonesia.
Indonesia has to work hard to come down from 63rd place in the ranking
Try to ponder upon what Indonesia went through back in the 1990s. Many predicted, including foreign elements, that Indonesia would crumble.
Instead, we are thriving and doing better than the countries from where those commentators come.
With all macroeconomic indicators being rosy coupled with a stable government (the current government has been in place for seven consecutive years by the way, pal!), how can this guy say that Indonesia will crumble?
Nope, we Indonesians will not allow that to happen.