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I believe that this is a good news. Some senior politician from Golkar few days ago informally announced its presidency candidates for 2014 election. The five potential presidency candidates from Golkar are Jusuf Kalla, Agung Laksono, Akbar Tandjung, Aburizal Bakrie, and Fadel Muhammad. I know, they all are potential elites from Golkar. Sources said that the official candidate will be announced based on Golkar’s internal survey. But I believe that Jusuf Kalla, is the best choice. Jusuf Kalla still have the best reputation as Golkar’s elites. Compared to Aburizal Bakrie, I believe that Indonesian generally prefer Jusuf Kalla to be the next president. Aburizal Bakrie, have Lapindo and many political obstacle that will be exploited by his political opponent. So, I bet that Jusuf Kalla will be the next official presidency candidate from Golkar. And I bet that he will win the 2014 contestation.
Today is an important day for Partai Demokrat (Democratic Party) because they organized a national meeting. The meeting is intended to reconsolidate the party members to support Anas Urbaningrum as the chairman. Recently, Anas Urbaningrum had accused by Nazarudin on money politics case. The issue lead a public concern about Party’s reputation. It also lead Party’s elite concern about Special Meeting to step down Anas Urbaningrum as party’s chairman. But I think, there two possible result of the Rakornas. First, the national meeting succeed to reconsolidate the party members to support Anas Urbaningrum. Second, the national meeting succeed to reconsolidate the party members to force Anas Urbaningrum step down from his chairman position. Just wait what will be the best result.
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I don’t how it actually works. But after weeks I registered for a blog in IMO, there are huge amount of spam that are redirected to my email account. All the spam are actually notifications about comment on the IMO’s blog post. Unfortunately, the comments are likely sent from spamming machine. I think this is an annoying problem. I have several wordpress blog but, such problem never happened. I mean, spamming comment on the blog post never occurred on the my wordpress blog. So, this is important issue that have to be addressed quickly by the IMO’s management :D
Some source said that there are at least 127 radical boarding school in Indonesia. Those radical boarding school are formerly Jamaah Islamiah (JI) network. Even though JI is currently doesn’t exist, the spirit of Jihad is still well-maintained. The last blast in one of the radical boarding school in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara is one evidence. At least, there is evidence that they are learning how to make a bomb. I believe that 127 radical school boarding is dangerous enough. At least, there are 127.000 potential radical students if every radical boarding school have at least 100 students. Let say, there are 10 percent of the student that will be terrorist. It means, there will be 12.700 potential radical student that suspiciously dangerous. Therefore, I think Indonesian government have to take actions for real. This is not only a threat for Indonesian only, but also for regional security. Just imagine that 12.700 potential radical student are freely move and travel in the Southeast Asia. It means, it it also a serious regional threat.
I believe that Majelis Ulama Indonesia, an Indonesian clerics club, is the most productive. They have released various proscription fatwa on various issues that in on the public discourse and trending topics. Yesterday, they released proscription on subsidized gasoline usage. This is a funny proscription since they are seems to manipulate Islamic Law to flirt the government that is on struggle to manage energy deficit. Today, I read an article on the urgency of proscription fatwa for Naughty Songs. I am a kind of optimist. I believe that MUI will effectively response such demand when the discourse is hot and in the trending topics radar. So, just wait another funny proscription fatwa.
Majelis Ulama Indonesia, an Indonesian Clerics Council, is the most productive clerics club in the world. They produce various kind of Fatwa. They almost have released proscription fatwa on various issues. Few months ago, MUI released proscription fatwa on public smoking. They said that smoking is a sin. Yesterday, They released proscription fatwa on subsidized gasoline usage. According to MUI, consume subsidized gasoline is incompatible with Islamic Law. So far, this is a funny proscription since MUI is evidently play and manipulate Islamic Law for their popularity.
Finally, New York becomes 6th US state to legalize gay marriage. I think this is a historical moment for New Yorker. the hardwork fo activist, poltician and the society have already paid. This maybe a starting point to such a global movement of same sex marriage acceptance. I mean, I am waiting the same policy born in Indonesia and another country for the shake of humanity.
After days of contentious negotiations and last-minute reversals by two Republican senators, New York became the sixth and largest state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill here two years ago.
This is a draconian law, an ancient law that emerged when human right was not recognized yet. And this is interesting, Saudi Arabia and many countries still conserve such draconian law that legitimize Ruyati execution. The most horrible, Saudi Arabian Authorities beheaded Ruyati. It means, they cut Ruyati’s head, they killed Ruyati. Ruyati is just an informal worker. She maybe a hard worker. She works 24 hours to serve her Arabian master. Unfortunately, her Arabian master is a psychopath just like other Arabian, that always torture their maid.
As South China Sea dispute escalate, there is demand for Indonesia to do something. Currently Indonesia is the ASEAN leader. Indonesia is the only G-20 member in the region. Meanwhile there are also a rise of global recognition on Indonesian economic and democratic development. Therefore I think Indonesia have to do something to develop a peace process for the countries that involved on the dispute. The question, what should Indonesia do?
I am Indonesian and I don’t feel the advantage of being a citizen of the most decentralized country in the world. The fact, decentralization in Indonesia is also means decentralization of corruption. For your information, according to the world bank, Indonesia is currently the most decentralized country in the world. I think, this is only a imperialistic project to shape the third world.
Indonesia’s decentralization has been a "Big Bang" indeed. Regional spending rose, central civil servants were re-assigned; over 16,000 public service facilities were handed over to the regions; and a brand new intergovernmental fiscal system was put in place all of this without major disruption in government services. Over time, Indonesia becomes one of the most decentralized countries in the world and much more decentralized than would be expected on the basis of the country’s structural characteristics. This large degree of decentralization requires a sound intergovernmental fiscal system to ensure efficient service delivery, macroeconomic stability, local accountability, and an alignment of local spending with national priorities.