Polishing their image

Kompas – August 7, 2013
Polishing their image

Politician: Last year’s Lebaran is over. So now please forgive my physical and emotional wrongdoings (a traditional Idul Fitri greeting) once again...

While the political elite like to make a big show of observing the rituals of the Idul Fitri celebrations at the end-of-Ramadan holiday period, it is little more than an exercise in polishing their public image as they prepare to get on with what they do best – robbing the country blind.