Failed republic

Kompas – September 1, 2012
Failed republic

Puppets: Violence... horizontal clashes!

Man: Disregarding a phenomena that keeps repeating itself... that’s a failed republic

Kid: No it’s not Dad... it’s a prosperous republic postponed!

Instead of addressing the key issue that led to Indonesia being categorised in a recent study as being in the “warning” zone toward a failed state – religious violence – President Yudhoyono has turned to the Indonesian Ulema Council to help improve the country’s image, the very body that is fanning the flames of hatred against religious minorities.