Image building

Source – February 11, 2022

From an article by titled Presidential hopefuls must talk about real issues, not just focus on image building.

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Executive Director of the Indonesian Civic Network (Lima), Ray Rangkuti, is urging figures wanting to enter the contest as presidential candidates in 2024 to speak about substantive issues.

Rangkuti is of the view that electability of these figures up until now has only been propped up by image building, not because of their vision or position on issues.

"In a situation such as exists now, also needed is pushing the issue of how important it is, the public, our attention must be shifted away from matters which are symbolic in character, which are image building, to matters which are more substantive", said Rangkuti during a discussion on Friday February 11.

Rangkuti said that he is disappointed that the figures who have entered the contest as presidential candidates have been silent when there have been big issues which have grabbed the public's attentions, such as the case of police repression at Wadas Village several days ago.

The full article translated by Indoleft can be read here: