Parliament & Legislation

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December 2009

Kompas – December 21, 2009

Umi Kulsum and Ignatius Kristanto – Two months have passed, but like an engine, they have also yet to “warm up”. Yet, their numbers have increased significantly compared with the previous period. What’s going on?

November 2009

Kompas – November 13, 2009

Jakarta – The number of voters represented by the nine political parties that obtained seats in the national House of Representatives (DPR) following the 2009 legislative elections is less that who are not represented.

October 2009

Kompas – October 28, 2009

One pot, the pot of Indonesia – A play on the October 28, 1928 Youth Pledge: One state, one nation and one language – Indonesia.

Kompas – October 3, 2009

Man: So they’re staying in five star hotels? Don’t be disheartened, we live in a hotel of a million stars!

Newspaper headline: Inauguration of 2009-2014 House of Representative members.

September 2009

Kompas – September 30, 2009

Documents read: Law enforcement, human rights, eradicate corruption.

Background: House of Representatives building.

The new batch of legislators will literally be given the red-carpet treatment when they arrive for their official inauguration on October 1, which will reportedly cost the tax payers a whopping US$4.7 million.

June 2009

Kompas – June 13, 2009

Legislator: How many thousands of times have I told you, I’m the people’s representative! So it’s sufficient for me to represent your prosperity. Got it!

Papers in pocket read: Bribery, corruption, severance pay.

February 2009

Kompas – February 2, 2009

1st Man: Wow. The House of Representatives... sophisticated, impressive, luxurious, inspiring...

2nd Man: What? Their performance? Their closeness to the people?

1st Man: Their plans for a new building...

January 2009

Kompas – January 21, 2009

Writing above House of Representatives: Absent! They’ve got permission... Also absent... They’ve got permission too... Also got permission. Unclear!

Man: Wander when they’ll be promoted to the next grade?

Kompas – January 3, 2009

Kid: Hey Dad, is the problem with the fuel or the car’s performance?