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Minister insists Indonesia not a failed state

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 21 2012   /  07:28 am

The government claimed that the country had made significant progress in the past few years, a feat that should have prevented the country from being included in the list of “failed states”.

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Su-yanto said that the 2012 Failed State Index (FSI), which put Indonesia on the threshold of being a failed state, had painted an inaccurate picture of the country.

“Indonesia is a state that runs very well, from the central to local levels. We have recorded a remarkable 6.5 percent of economic growth and have more than US$115 billion in foreign exchange reserves. What kind of indicators did they use to determine a failed state?” Djoko told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Djoko was commenting on the 2012 FSI compiled by Washington-based non-profit organization Fund for Peace.

The study put Indonesia ...