Thursday, May 28, 2009



"There is a very wealthy class here and it is growing, but so is the gap between rich and poor.

"While the top 2% are swanning around the brand name stores, more than half the country's workforce earn hardly enough to feed themselves...

"Ani looked at me as if I were mad when I mentioned the new democracy.

"'Indonesia's no good anymore,' she said emphatically." - Falling down Indonesia's social ladder

JAKARTA, 21 July 2008 (IRIN) – Thirteen toddlers are fighting for their lives in Ba’a hospital ... All of them are suffering from malnutrition.

“They are very weak – only skin and bones and swollen stomachs,” Dr Rina Sudjiawati told IRIN...

Dozens of Indonesian children under five died of malnutrition in the first six months of 2008, according to the health authorities, although no accurate figure can be determined.

The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates 13 million children in Indonesia suffer from malnutrition. In some Indonesian districts about 50 percent of infants and young children are underweight.

“Some parts of this country have even worse data than sub-Saharan Africa,” said Anne Vincent, head of the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF’s) health and nutrition section in Indonesia.

Vincent is “appalled” by eating habits in Indonesia. “Sometimes they give their children only rice with water. Kids don’t grow on that.” (Jakarta (children's day, financial reform, sex work, and ...)

Indonesia's president is General (retired) Yudhoyono, a friend of the Pentagon.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Indonesia is just a development country just like Philipine, Argentine, Peru, maybe Brazil, it is about the law matter where in all development countries has a same problem like this, it is need a longterm process to be a leading country for Indonesia...

But you know one thing that make Indonesia different from others development country? It is because in Indonesia there is a most amount of Islam people. As you know Islam is always a threat for our law of state and for democracy. Indonesian History has a prove when our belated President Bung Karno declare President Decree of 1959, it is all about the ideologies matter, most of that because of some moslem group want to enforce the Ideology of Islam based on Koran and Hadits. That is the history reality of Indonesia. And until now this threat still exist! This is a threat for our National Law based on Pancasila and for the democracy itself. Because actually since centuries basiclly Law is comitment from all its citizen across their religion, tribes, group and all others social bacground and that has been representated on parliament... It is clear now that the Law itself must be balanced and when there is willing from one group to enforce its ideology then it is threat for civilitations and also for our Commitment Law...

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