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Jakarta Post

Megawati questions millennials’ contribution to country

  • Ghina Ghaliya


Jakarta   /   Sat, October 31 2020   /  01:00 am
The head of steering committee of the Agency for the Implementation of the State Ideology of Pancasila (BPIP), Megawati Soekarnoputri, speaks during a presidential lecture event at the State Palace in Jakarta on Dec. 3, 2019.(Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri has taken a jab at the country's millennials, questioning their contribution to the nation in a fiery speech on Wednesday in response to recent nationwide rallies against the controversial Job Creation Law. The country's fifth president said she regretted the protests, which descended into riots in some parts of the capital city on Oct. 8, with several facilities set ablaze by unidentified mobs and clashes occurring between the police and protesters. She also called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo – who seems to have embraced the nation's younger generations in his administration as advisors – not to spoil millennials. "I said to the President, don't spoil them [...] I want to ask a question: What’s the contribution of the millennial generation?&...