Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Corruption ain’t cool according to students

Irawaty Wardany, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 06/11/2010 10:50 AM

The series of corruption cases showcased by the media has raised concern among high school students, who see it as acts of greed and evil in society.

“[Corruption] has become a trend in Indonesia,” said Oswald from state high school SMU 1 during a discussion Wednesday at Gonzaga high school in Pejaten Barat, South Jakarta.

The discussion gathered students from seven high schools — Gonzaga, Don Bosco, SMA 1, SMA 91, SMA 85, SMA 6 and home schooled students.

Transparency International Indonesian (TII), part of a global NGO focusing on eradicating corruption, sponsored the event.

Almost all participants at the event could fluently define corruption with their own language and even mentioned major cases that have made headlines over the last few months, including that of Gayus Tambunan, former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Antasari Azhar, suspected tax case implicating Golkar chairman and a businessman Aburizal Bakrie, and the case of two KPK deputies Bibit Samad Rianto and Chandra M. Hamzah.

Fatah from SMA 85 and Kelvin from Gonzaga agreed the cause of corruption was related to the morals of those with power or authority.

“I think the morals of people must be improved so they are not predisposed to corruption,” said Kelvin.

“I think it’s more because of the system. The general election system, for example, causes most house members to be concerned over how to get a return on their ‘investments’,” said Danar from SMA 91.

Others blamed the weak punishments for failing to deter corruptors.

“I think government is unwilling to give harsher punishment for the corruption because most corruption is committed by the government,” Valen a student from SMA 10 said.

Rico from SMA 91 suggested the government to revise the anticorruption law to hand down harsher penalties for violators.

Some of them even suggested the death sentence be extended to those found guilty of massive corruption considering rampant practices of corruption in the country.

However, Ninies a student who is home-schooled, thought the death sentence would not settle the corruption problem in the country.

“If you give death sentence to the corruptors then what? People will still be poor and schools remain wrecked.”

She added it was difficult to eradicate corruption as long as there was demand there would also be supply.

Deputy secretary-general of TII Rezki Sri Wibowo said the event was the initial of a series of anticorruption activities aiming at youths.

“We’ve tried to approach older people, but most of the time it proves ineffective, so this time we’ve approached youths,” he said.

He added TII would also draw up a youth corruption perception index. “We need to know how youths see corruption, whether they are permissive or not. This is important because they are the future.”

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