Skip to comments.Indonesia’s Weak Institutions Spark Nostalgia for New Order
Posted on 05/27/2013 4:45:33 AM PDT by TexGrill
Many Indonesians believe that life in the New Order era under President Suharto was better than today and that social elites dominate modern politics and law, according to a senior former jurist.
Speaking at a forum in Jakarta, former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud M.D. said that Indonesia is blighted by an oligarchy of elites that prioritize their interests over the public interest and do not abide by social rules, causing disillusionment and a lack of confidence in the law.
Dont be surprised to see people today wanting to see the military back [in power] because of oligarchic [conditions]. In Yogyakarta, you see stickers on cars with picture of a smiling Suharto reading, Wasnt it good during my time? Mahfud said.
The retired judge said that economic conditions were good during Suhartos era, but in the late 1990s Indonesia suffered a huge blow from the Asian financial crisis which contributed to Suhartos downfall and took longer to recover than other countries in Southeast Asia.
He attributed Indonesias economic collapse to weak legal foundations and collusion in politics and the economy under Suharto.
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You can only compare to what you know.
There are some HOT Indo girls in Jakarta!
Probably the same reason why American voters prefer Democrats over Republicans - they think there is at least some chance some of that corruptly acquired money will flow into their own pockets in return for their pledged support.