Being rich

Kompas – November 26, 2011
Being rich

Man: Don’t be envious! What’s wrong with being rich, living in luxury, what’s important is it’s intended for the people!

Kid: Yeah but which people Mr? I’m one of the ordinary people, but you’re certainly not!

Gaff-prone House Speaker Marzuki Alie has found himself back on the defensive over the extravagance of Indonesia’s rich and elected. While acknowledging a small problem with lawmakers “hedonistic lifestyles”, he said critics are being unfair. “We can’t forbid people from becoming rich, we cannot. But if they enter the legislature, they should live like true representatives of the people”.