People with capital now dictate the ruler. To become a regent or governor, candidates require tens to hundreds of billion rupiah while it takes trillions of rupiah to become a president.
Indonesia has relatively been on the right track. However, acceleration is needed to improve the country’s Human Development Index and resolve problems, including social gaps and corruption.
Reminiscing about the 1998 Reform Era brings forth a mixture of emotions. On the one hand, we are grateful for the reforms. On the other hand, we mourn the tragedies that remain unresolved.