"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … 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.)

The headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Indonesia Warned of Weak Human Capital

Jakarta Globe, Anushka Shahjahan, September 19, 2013

Thai office workers walk past advertising promoting the Asean Economic
Community (AEC) in Bangkok in this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo
(AFP Photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

The vision of an integrated regional economic community by 2015 is aimed at liberalizing trade among the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, but questions remain over whether the countries are ready for it and how Indonesia will benefit from the integration.

A press statement released after the ninth Asean Economic Community council meeting said that 77.5 percent of the regulatory and economic measures under the blueprint had already been implemented.

However, analysts have expressed doubt about whether full implementation by the December 2015 deadline is viable, saying most Asean countries are far from ready for the changes. They argue that economic and developmental disparities between member states will create challenges in the integration process.

“Some Asean countries, such as Singapore, will be better equipped during the integration process to benefit than the less developed countries, which could challenge the process,” Aldian Taloputra, an economist at Mandiri Sekuritas, told the Jakarta Globe on Wednesday.

Some countries stand to benefit more from the economic integration than others, he added, which may lead to potential instability within the region.

Indonesian preparedness

In 2007, the Asean leaders formally adopted the Asean Economic Blueprint leading to the expected establishment of the AEC in 2015, with the goal of a single market and production base, fully integrated into the global economy.

After Asean nearly doubled its GDP per capita from $2,882 in 2000 to $5,581 in 2011, economic integration was a natural next step for the bloc.

However, according to analysts, although a presidential green light backs the integration process, Indonesia needs to strengthen its infrastructure and human capital in order to be ready by 2015.

“Indonesia needs to focus more on the quality of its human capital and infrastructure in preparing from 2015, not simply rely on political rhetoric,’’ said Eric Sugandi, an economist at Standard Chartered.

“Indonesia will lose its competitiveness if it can only attract high-skilled labor and not send quality workers overseas,” said Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa, an analyst at Danareksa, adding that Indonesia needed to improve the quality of its human capital in order to benefit more from integration.

While certain sectors may require more preparation, Indonesia is competitive in areas such as banking, according to Aldian. “We have great capital and good-quality assets, which can compete regionally.”

However, he agreed that human capital and infrastructure remained structurally weak sectors going into 2015.

The government is currently implementing a developmental strategy, the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development (MP3EI), to prepare Indonesia to enter the AEC.

“This master plan has already improved our competitiveness” said Purbaya, expressing hope that continued implementation of the program could potentially expand the Indonesian economy.

“However, expansion needs to happen because at the current pace continues, Indonesia will not be ready by 2015.”

Competitiveness is not the only issue Indonesia needs to be prepared for. It also has to be ready to protect and support its markets against external shocks after integration has taken place, analysts say.

“The government needs to realize it is not only about preparing markets for integration, but also the side effects. Indonesian industries will become more vulnerable to external shock, and can only benefit if they are ready to face such challenges,” Eric said.

He stressed that for Indonesia, the benefits of the economic integration would depend entirely on the preparation it put in ahead of the move.

Asean’s preparedness

A major challenge facing the Asean member states is the economic disparity between them, and whether that will strengthen or weaken the economic community as a whole and its ability to profit on a global scale.

Analysts stand divided over whether the developmental disparities will serve to benefit or be detrimental to the entire integration process.

“Theoretically, integration will benefit all consumers,” Eric said.

“But local producers who can’t compete with their international counterparts will suffer,” he added.

While each nation can specialize and benefit from free trade within the region, disparities may also hinder some sectors of the economy that are not as well equipped to compete on a more international scale.

“From Indonesia’s point of view, the disparities will be beneficial, because integration will help equalize our GDP per capita, if we can trade freely with higher-income countries such as Singapore and Malaysia,” Purbaya said.

However, Asean remains distinctly split between two groups: the so-called Asean 6, comprising Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, and the CLMV, which consists of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

While the CLMV is still regarded as the underdog in Asean, it has rapidly narrowed the gap on its Asean 6 brothers as signified by the drop in the percentage of the population living in less than $1.25 per day.

This percentage decreased from 45 to 16 percent between 2000 and 2010 for the CLMV, while the Asean 6 saw a decline from 29 to 15 percent in the same period, according to the Asean Secretariat.

Highlighting the Indonesian example of a rapidly widening income gap, Eric noted that vast income gaps often accompanied rapid economic development.

Some of the CLMV nations currently also face political instability, and a widening income gap may fuel the fire, according to Eric.

Therefore, although economic integration may lead to prosperity, each nation needs to implement it at its own pace in order to ease the transition.

The economic disparity also plays a key role in terms of attracting foreign direct investment, Eric said.

According to the Asean Secretariat, investment flows into the Asean bloc increased fourfold from $21.81 billion in 2000 to $114.08 billion in 2011, with Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia receiving the largest shares.

However, these dynamics in attracting foreign investment may change drastically once the AEC integration process has taken place.

On the one hand, the CLMV nations can attract more regional and international investment after the integration, but on the other, only Myanmar may stand to benefit from this, according to analysts.

“Among the CLMV countries, Myanmar is the most attractive, investment-wise,” Eric said.

“The others will suffer as a result of the integration and lose out on FDI,” which will create tensions within the region.

After decades of isolation under a military junta, Myanmar has been slowly liberalizing its economy, and coming after years of economic neglect there is large scope for rapid growth.

However, Indonesia’s chances of attracting more FDI will also increase after the integration, Eric said.

“Indonesia will attract more investment after integration as it will encourage more regional investment alongside its inflow of current international investment,” he said.

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