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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Good news is hard to get

But not today: Indonesia matters wrote that Indonesia's competitiveness is now ranked 50th, went up from 74 last year [1].
Sure, compared to the neighbours Malaysia (26th) or Thailand (35th) it's still down there. But hey. Up is up.

And Indonesia's Fitch debt rating is now positive. Up from stable [2].

And the regulation No. 37/2006 that gave (some say outrageous) pay rise to parliament members is revoked.
Not just that, those who already received the money must return it [3].

Way to go.

If things kept going this way, SBY may well have his reelection safely in the bag.

[1] Indonesia Matters - Competitiveness Rank
[2] Indonesia Matters - Debt Ratings
[3] Kompas - Presiden Instruksikan Revisi PP 37 Tahun 2006


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope this is not kampanye

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) I don’t think it really matter what the real intension behind all of his good work. A good work is a good work and he should get credit for it.
In my opinion, one of the reason there is a limited presidency term is to give motivation to do a good job to be reelected.
But yeah, let’s hope that if he does get reelected, he’ll be as motivated.
But remember, this country is so damaged, that it will take times to heal.
So,baby steps are better than standing still.

12:06 PM  

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