New anti-neoliberal activist alliance formed in Palu

Media Alkhairaat – January 25, 2010
Indonesian People's Opposition Front (PRP Makasar)
Indonesian People's Opposition Front (PRP Makasar)

Palu – The Central Sulawesi Indonesian People’s Opposition Front (FOR Indonesia) was officially declared at 10am at the Gor Palu Park.

FOR Indonesia was formed by a number of people’s opposition groups that oppose the neoliberal regime of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono, which the group says has failed to provide leadership to the country over the last five years.

In a speech, Central Sulawesi FOR Indonesia chairperson Edy P. said that after the five years and 100 days that the Yudhoyono regime has been in power, it been proven to have failed to bring prosperity to the ordinary people. The policies that have emerged have not sided with the people, such increases to electricity rates, fuel prices and the cost of education and healthcare.

FOR Indonesia is an alliance of groups including the Palu City and Sigi chapters of the Working People’s Association (PRP), the Solidarity Struggle for Agrarian Reform (SPRA), the Central Sulawesi Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA), the Union for the Politics of the Poor (PPRM), the Anti-Corruption Solidarity (SAK), FP3MRD, the Kamalisi Traditional Society Alliance (AMAK), the Muslim Students Association for Reform (HMI-MPO), the Palu Fiber Worker’s Community (KPSP), the Political Committee of the Poor-Peoples Democratic Party (KPRM-PRD), the Indonesian Student League for Democracy-People’s Democratic Party (LMND-PRD), the Politics for the Poor-Urban Poor People’s Union (SRMK-PRM), the People’s Committee for Democracy (Komrad) and the Women’s Trade Union Federation Preparatory Committee. (Hamsing)

[Translated by James Balowski.]