Golden bridge

Kompas – November 14, 2012
Golden bridge

1st Student: Independence is a golden bridge, you know...

2nd Student: So where’s the bridge?

67 years after independence and almost a century after Indonesia’s founding father Sukarno wrote the essay Nationalism, Islam & Marxism, describing independence as a golden bridge beyond which lay justice and prosperity for the Indonesian people, children are still risking their lives during the wet season crossing rivers to get to school due to the lack of basic infrastructure such as bridges.