M Hernowo and Anita Yossihara – The Joint Secretariat (Setgab) of political parties supporting the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This was one of the important political “breakthroughs” in 2010, and the controversy surrounding it has continued to this day.
Money Politics & Elite Conflicts
Despite the recent rift in the pro-government coalition and the continuing outcry over the Lapindo mudflow disaster, regional elections in Sidoarjo, East Java, have seen the Democrat and Golkar parties joining forces to back candidates from Lapindo Brantas Inc, the company widely blamed for the massive social and ecological disaster that has inu
Sri when will you come home. You left without telling me. They say you went to the market to buy prawn paste, but you still haven’t come home... come back now Sri... come back now. (adapted from Sri Ran Away by Sony Josz)
Let us unite to overthrow the pro-imperialist government of SBY-Boediono and the rotten political elite. Replace them with a United Government of the Poor!
Suits: Political parties, funny companies, tax mafia
Kid: Forgetting, forgetting the people again... thinking, just thinking about positions... (Adapted from the hit song Forget Forget Remember by the Grave Band)
Suits: Co-ali-tion. Sign: Vested interests
Man: Who said a coalition for the truth?!
Kid: And not for us right Dad?
Kid: Wage rises and luxury cars for government officials... it’s just the same as salting the sea Mr. (a waste of time)
Man: Politics is expensive don’t you know!
Fortune teller: In time all truths will come out. But no matter how bitter, it must be faced wisely. This is the Year of the Tiger!
2010 is shaping up to be another year of drama and controversy with most of the political scandals that dominated the close of last year yet to run their course.