Opportunistic opposition

Kompas – March 31, 2012
Opportunistic opposition

Sleeve reads policies, security cable reads fuel.

After vacillating for days over the government’s widely unpopular fuel price hike planned for April 1, late on Friday evening as protesters crashed through the house gates while they deliberated, government coalition lawmakers suddenly “rediscovered” their concern for the ordinary people and rejected the policy. Analysts and critics alike slammed the about-face as self-serving opportunism designed bolstering their electoral fortunes in 2014.