NPR has a great article stating “Indonesia at a Crossroads,” is a very good read. I love Indonesia, her culture, her food, and her people groups. Indonesia is an amazing country with so much to offer. However, 2017 has been a watershed moment for Indonesia. I hope Indonesia doesn’t go back to the “dark ages” and make life tougher for all Indonesians. The “Pancasila” must be honored and respected as one of the key rule of laws for all in Indonesia.
The other thing that needs to be taken care of which Governor Ahok (when he was governor of Jakarta) and the current President of Indonesia, Bapak Joko Widodo, have done is work on rooting out the corruption lifestyle of this country. I have personally seen it in the legal system and it just stinks. All corruption does is hurt everyone, for the gain of the few.
NPR’s article is really tops here and I am thankful NPR has taken the time to bring this information to all of us. Thank you, NPR!
Here is part of the article –
As home to 250 million people speaking hundreds of languages and spanning some 17,000 islands in an area as wide as the continental U.S., Indonesia is one of the most populous and diverse countries in the world.
The country is about 88 percent Muslim, and it is also home to Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Confucians. It’s a place that prides itself on diversity and sees it as a source of strength. “We cannot afford not to have this diversity,” says Budi Bowoleksono, Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States.
The country’s founding philosophy, “Pancasila,” includes the notions of unity and social justice for all. Religion, politics and culture hold the country together — but there are growing concerns that the country is becoming less tolerant than it used to be.
Please head over here for the full article – http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/30/560812912/photos-indonesia-at-a-crossroads
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