Friday, February 22, 2008

Ten Things I Hate About Indonesia

New year is approaching. Let us take a quick recap on our environment: what is good and what is bad; and hope that things will change only for the better after the holidays. Therefore I present you with the ten things I hate and love about Indonesia and Hungary. I will start from “Ten Things I Hate About Indonesia” first…

1. Corruption
How can you not hate it when the former president is still holding the world’s record for being the biggest corruptor ever with US$ 35 billion? The worst is that he’s still out there—free to watch his favorite show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and suddenly has to be treated in hospital everytime he hears attempt of bringing his case to the court. However his half brother will be spending the next four years in jail for another corruption case; while his youngest son, Tommy Suharto, was put behind the bars in 2000 for murdering a judge. What a big happy family!

2. Poverty
What can you expect after your president had stolen US$ 35 billion? What else but poverty:
More than half of Indonesia’s 210 million people are vulnerable to poverty. In 2002, the World Bank estimated 53% of the population – some 111 million – live below the international standard poverty line of US$ 2 a day.

Poverty is not just a matter of inadequate incomes and expenditures on food and daily necessities. Many of the poor and near poor also lack access to basic education, medical services and adequate nutrition. Some 25 million Indonesians are illiterate. Nearly 50 million suffer health problems, a similar number lack access to health facilities. Many communities have inadequate or non-existent basic infrastructure like safe water, adequate sanitation, transport, roads and electricity.

3. Natural disaster
And that was not enough. The country has been plagued with the tsunami last year and the earthquakes which sometimes still happens nowadays. They are so common that media no longer pay any attention to them. Nevertheless the effects are still there. Flood, volcanic eruption, and landslide remain constant threats.

4. Diseases
SARS, malnutrition, bird flu, dengue fever, anthrax, …I have lost counts.

5. Social gap
It happens anywhere else, so why should it be special, I hear you ask. Whenever I watch Travel Channel’s report on Thailand, for example, most likely it would show the beauty of Bangkok city, the clubs, the leisure. Or in India, you would only see the beautiful women, the exotic dancers, or delicious chicken curry. But in Indonesia you would see poor fishermen hunting whale in order to live—not to earn money, mind you, but simply to live. You would see primitive tribes cook their meal in a poor fireplace inside their huts. And I kept asking myself why didn’t they simply show Tamara Blezynski who earns US$ 4,000 for each episode on her soap opera? Because there are more of these people, that is why. Poverty has been a problem since the beginning of civilization. Yet it is sad to see that nowadays some are still living in that age while their countrymen can afford a life that they could never imagine.

6. School

Schools are never for free in Indonesia; especially now with the capitalization era coming. I heard now there is a special regulation which allows state-owned universities to receive students without any tests—the students with high grades in senior high, mind you. However they have to pay between US$ 500 to 7,500; not a small amount in Indonesia. I wonder whose money they would use. Only as a comparison, I learned in a state-owned university in Surabaya, had to compete with thousands of competitors in the entrance test; and paid only around US$ 30 in the end after passing the examinations.

7. Resource monopoly
Although the amount is decreasing, monopoly still exists. There is only a company which can provide you with fixed phone, for an instance. I have no problem with it; had it been able to reach everyone. But it hasn’t. My parents built a house in 2000, in an area where most people have had their telephone. As soon as the house was ready, they registered themselves for a fixed phone. And even now they haven’t gotten it for the same reason: there are not enough people in that area who request it. As the consequence, they have no internet. That sucks! They have the money, and they want to spend it on the damn fixed phone to chat with their daughter who is living abroad—but they can’t.

Electricity is even worse. There is only one company in the whole country; so everyone must buy the electricity from it. Yet it has been operating at a loss.

8. City bus
City bus is definitely a nightmare. In Surabaya, there are 111 buses which have been operating for 11-15 years; 170 buses for 16-20 years; and 112 buses for more than 20 years . To give you more views, it is not forbidden to smoke inside; there is no air conditioner; and there is no clear limit on how many passengers can be. At times you have to stand with somebody else’s arm pit only a few cm away from your precious nose; meanwhile you should give way to the street singers who get on and off the bus to earn a living.

9. Low self esteem
Indonesians are mostly fed up with the frequent stagnation of their life that they think everything comes from abroad must be better: grass is always greener on the other side, true enough. But in Indonesia, it has come to the point where people start to lose their identity. For example, a friend of mine worked as a teacher in an international school among with expatriates from Europe. They all had the same occupation: teacher. While she received US$ 180 despite, her European colleagues got at least US$ 2,000—and nobody would ever say anything about it. Because they are European—expatriates; they deserve more! She did quit after some time; yet many would be more than willing to replace her for that amount.

There are many superficial matters, such as the women who are willing to spend extra cash (and risk some cancer also) to get whiter skin in order to look like the Indonesian beauties; the likes of Tamara Blezynski or Sophia Latjuba. But many more are misleading. People with low education believe that living abroad—no matter how bad—is still better than staying in the country. Thousands of them—mainly women risk to work abroad; as maids. Some receive their money—I read that in Singapore they are paid around US$ 200, that is huge compared to their wage in Indonesia. But it is not rare also that they went home, broke and distressed after having to deal with bureucracy and trafficking and physical harassment and heaven knows what else.

10. Law for mixed marriage
Despite all the grim facts about the fair country, Zsolt and I would still like to move there. Yet an Indonesian wife cannot sponsor her foreign husband to get a resident visa there: only the company which would hire him could. Afterwards, the resident visa is only valid for a year and it must be renewed in the origin country. Each month, a foreigner must pay US$100 tax.

That was not all. Children cannot have Indonesian citizenship until they reach 18, with the father’s permission. Therefore they would be treated as tourist in their mother’s land along with the taxation system which is way too expensive for native Indonesian. A rumor said that there may be new rule that a foreign man must pay US$ 50,000 in order to be able to marry an Indonesian woman. That sucks!

Dec 26, 2004 - Nearly 132,000 Indonesians are killed and more than 37,000 listed as missing after a 9.15 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia and a tsunami triggered by it in the Indian ocean region. The toll in affected Indian Ocean countries reaches 230,000 dead.
Feb 21, 2005 - At least 96 are killed in landslide that sweeps through two West Java villages near a garbage dump.
March 28, 2005 - Nearly 1,000 are believed killed after a quake of magnitude 8.7 hits the coast of Sumatra.
July 20, 2005 - Indonesia confirms first deaths from bird flu. To date the disease has killed 63 people in Indonesia, the world’s highest bird flu death toll.
Sept 1, 2005 - Landslide on island of Sumatra kills 14 and leaves more than a dozen missing.
Sept 5, 2005 - Domestic airliner operated by local carrier Mandala Airlines crashes in residential area of Indonesia’s third biggest city Medan, killing 102 aboard and 47 local residents in an inferno on the ground.
May 15, 2006 - Mount Merapi volcano erupts with clouds of hot gas and rains ash on surrounding areas.
May 27, 2006 - Earthquake rocks area around ancient royal city of Yogyakarta killing at least 5,000 and destroying or damaging 150,000 homes.
July 17, 2006 - A tsunami after a 7.7 magnitude quake in West Java province kills at least 550 people. At least 54,000 people are displaced.
Dec 30, 2006 - A ferry with at least 600 aboard sinks during a stormy night voyage as it traveled between Borneo and Java.
Jan 1, 2007 - An Adam Air passenger plane flying from Surabaya to Manado with 102 people aboard crashes into the sea off the west coast of Sulawesi.
Feb 22, 2007 - At least 42 people are killed when fire breaks out aboard a ferry which was heading from Jakarta to Bangka Island off Sumatra.
March 6, 2007 - Two strong earthquakes kill at least 31 people and injure dozens in the West Sumatra provincial capital of Padang.
March 7, 2007 – Domestic Airliner operated by Garuda Indonesia crashes in Yogyakarta, killing many of its passengers.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

13 nelayan Indonesia ditangkap di Pulau Pangkor

19/02/2008 4:20pm

SETIAWAN 19 Feb. _ Sebanyak 13 nelayan Indonesia termasuk tiga tekong ditangkap ketika asyik menangkap ikan menggunakan buluh pancing dan tali gulung di perairan Pulau Pangkor di sini, semalam.

Ketua Polis Marin Wilayah Utara, Zainul Abidin Hassan berkata, kejayaan itu hasil Ops Octopus setelah menerima maklumat mengenai kehadiran tiga bot nelayan yang mencurigakan di kawasan tersebut.

Menurutnya, ketika ditangkap kira-kira pukul 11 pagi, ketiga-tiga bot itu sedang menangkap ikan di perairan negara iaitu kira-kira 39 batu nautika dari Pulau Pangkor.

Beliau berkata, kesemua nelayan itu ditahan reman untuk siasatan di bawah Seksyen 15(1)(a) Akta Perikanan 1985 iaitu menangkap ikan di perairan Malaysia tanpa kebenaran.

``Mereka boleh didenda RM500,000 dan setahun penjara manakala tekong pula boleh didenda RM1 juta dan tiga tahun penjara, jika disabitkan kesalahan,’’ tambahnya. - Utusan.

p/s:bodoh punya indon! da byk pulau, tamak maw mai kt tmpat orang lagi!

Friday, February 1, 2008

terang terangan INDON takder otak...


Adakah ini budaya INDON? Alangkah buruknya budaya orang INDON. jika mereka tidak berpuas hati terhadap sesuatu, mereka akan melakukan demonstrasi jalanan. sungguh hodoh sekali rakyat indon yang tidak cukup ilmu pengetahuan dan kebanyakan dikalangan mereka tidak mendapat peluang pendidikan diperingkat rendah, bahkan lagi peringkat menengah!! itulah sebabnya mereka menjadi sebegini.


Hidup Melayu!



Ingat Kata-kata Hang Tuah! Tak akan hilang Melayu di muka bumi ini! Sekarang, bangsa Melayu telah berpecah kepada banyak kawasan di Nusantara ini. Bangsa Melayu berada di Tanah Melayu (Malaysia), Brunei, Singapura, Sumatera Indonesia, Mindanao Filipina, Selatan Thai dan lain-lain. Bangsa Melayu merupakan orang yang mengamalkan adat dan budaya melayu.

Tanah Melayu atau MALAYSIA sekarang adalah tempat majoriti orang Melayu sehinggakan kwasan semenanjung itu disebut tanah Melayu kerana kebanyakan orang Melayu tinggal disana. oleh yang demikian, tempat-tempat lain diNusantara ini bukannya tanah melayu, mereka mempunyai nama trsendiri seperti sumatera, mindanao dan lain lain lagi.

"Malay" adalah istilah atau gelaran yang diberikan kepada orang Melayu oleh penjajah dahulu. Malay bermaksud Melayu. Tetapi sekrang, Malay khusus dilabel kepada orang Melayu Malaysia. Secara dasarnya, Malay adalah gelaran kepada semua orang MELAYU, yang tidak secara khusus, yang berada di Malaysia.

Orang Melayu Sumatera lebih banyak dari orang melayu yang berada di Malaysia.

Bagi aku, aku anti INDON adalah aku anti JAWA! Malaysian banyak menujukan perkataan INDON bukan untuk orang Melayu Indonesia. Ia jolokan kepada Jawa.


Melayu tetap Melayu! masa dan waktu boleh berubah, tetapi BANGSA tetap, ia tidak boleh diubah, dan terubah!

Sumatera merupakan penduduk MELAYU terbesar di Indonesia, hentikanlah aktiviti menghina MELAYU MALAYSIA! Kita sama-sama sebangsa. Adakah anda menghina bangsa anda sendiri?

INDON bongkak! beli jet pejuang pinjam dekat Rusia!

According to Xinhua report, Indonesia will buy six more Russian-built Sukhoi jet fighters, Air Force chief Marshall Herman Prayitno has said.

The purchase of the Sukhois, of which Indonesia already owns four, was to be made through a 1 billion U.S. dollars loan from Russia that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono would sign during his trip there this week, Herman was quoted Wednesday by major national newspaper The Jakarta Post as saying.

Yudhoyono is scheduled to meet his counterpart Vladimir Putin to finalize the loan.

“The purchase of more Sukhois is aimed at creating a deterrent effect and we do not have any plans to attack other countries. Of course as a sovereign country we want to be strong and respectful,” Herman said.

Indonesia purchased the first four Sukhois, along with two MI- 35 helicopters worth 192 million dollars in 2003, during Megawati Soekarnoputri’s presidency.

The Indonesian Military turned to Russia for arms after the United States, which supplied 80 percent of Indonesia’s weaponry, placed an embargo on the country following the Dili massacre in Timor-Leste in 1991.

The embargo was lifted fully earlier this year.

P/s: Nampak sangat INDON tuh miskin! Nak beli jet, tapi pinjam duit kat RUSIA.. apa crita? bangsat lu INDON! Bangga sgt.. NEGARA MISKIN! HINA!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

adakah indon2 diseberang sana malhu melalukan GANYANG MALAYSIA sekali lagi?

Ini adalah sejarah Ganyang Malaysia yang telah berlaku pada 1962-1966.

Pada 20 Januari 1963, Menteri Luar Negeri Indonesia Soebandrio mengumumkan bahwa Indonesia mengambil sikap bermusuhan terhadap Malaysia. Pada 12 April, sukarelawan Indonesia (sepertinya pasukan militer tidak resmi) mulai memasuki Sarawak dan Sabah untuk menyebar propaganda dan melaksanakan penyerangan dan sabotase. Pada 27 Juli, Sukarno mengumumkan bahwa dia akan meng-"ganyang Malaysia". Pada 16 Agustus, pasukan dari Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja berhadapan dengan lima puluh gerilyawan Indonesia.

Meskipun Filipina tidak turut serta dalam perang, mereka memutuskan hubungan diplomatik dengan Malaysia.

Federasi Malaysia resmi dibentuk pada 16 September 1963. Brunei menolak bergabung dan Singapura keluar di kemudian hari.

Ketegangan berkembang di kedua belah pihak Selat Malaka. Dua hari kemudian para kerusuhan membakar kedutaan Britania di Jakarta. Beberapa ratus perusuh merebut kedutaan Singapura di Jakarta dan juga rumah diplomat Singapura. Di Malaysia, agen Indonesia ditangkap dan massa menyerang kedutaan Indonesia di Kuala Lumpur.

Di sepanjang perbatasan di Kalimantan, terjadi peperangan perbatasan; pasukan Indonesia dan pasukan tak resminya mencoba menduduki Sarawak dan Sabah, dengan tanpa hasil.

Pada 1964 pasukan Indonesia mulai menyerang wilayah di Semenanjung Malaya. Di bulan Agustus, enam belas agen bersenjata Indonesia ditangkap di Johor. Aktivitas Angkatan Bersenjata Indonesia di perbatasan juga meningkat. Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia mengerahkan pasukannya untuk mempertahankan Malaysia. Tentera Malaysia hanya sedikit saja yang diturunkan dan harus bergantung pada pos perbatasan dan pengawasan unit komando. Misi utama mereka adalah untuk mencegah masuknya pasukan Indonesia ke Malaysia. Sebagian besar pihak yang terlibat konflik senjata dengan Indonesia adalah Inggris dan Australia, terutama pasukan khusus mereka yaitu Special Air Service(SAS). Tercatat sekitar 2000 pasukan khusus Indonesia (Kopassus) tewas dan 200 pasukan khusus Inggris/Australia (SAS) juga tewas setelah bertempur dibelantara kalimantan (Majalah Angkasa Edisi 2006).

Pada 17 Agustus pasukan terjun payung mendarat di pantai barat daya Johor dan mencoba membentuk pasukan gerilya. Pada 2 September 1964 pasukan terjun payung didaratkan di Labis, Johor. Pada 29 Oktober, 52 tentara mendarat di Pontian di perbatasan Johor-Malaka dan ditangkap oleh pasukan Rejimen Askar Melayu Di Raja dan Pasukan Gerak Umum Kepolisian Kerajaan Malaysia.

Ketika PBB menerima Malaysia sebagai anggota tidak tetap. Sukarno menarik Indonesia dari PBB pada tanggal 20 Januari 1965 dan mencoba membentuk Konferensi Kekuatan Baru (Conference of New Emerging Forces, Conefo) sebagai alternatif.

Sebagai tandingan Olimpiade, Soekarno bahkan menyelenggarakan GANEFO (Games of the New Emerging Forces) yang diselenggarakan di Senayan, Jakarta pada 10-22 November 1963. Pesta olahraga ini diikuti oleh 2.250 atlet dari 48 negara di Asia, Afrika, Eropa dan Amerika Selatan, serta diliput sekitar 500 wartawan asing.

Pada Januari 1965, Australia setuju untuk mengirimkan pasukan ke Kalimantan setelah menerima banyak permintaan dari Malaysia. Pasukan Australia menurunkan 3 Resimen Kerajaan Australia dan Resimen Australian Special Air Service. Ada sekitar empat belas ribu pasukan Inggris dan Persemakmuran di Australia pada saat itu. Secara resmi, pasukan Inggris dan Australia tidak dapat mengikuti penyerang melalu perbatasan Indonesia. Tetapi, unit seperti Special Air Service, baik Inggris maupun Australia, masuk secara rahasia (lihat Operasi Claret). Australia mengakui penerobosan ini pada 1996.

Pada pertengahan 1965, Indonesia mulai menggunakan pasukan resminya. Pada 28 Juni, mereka menyeberangi perbatasan masuk ke timur Pulau Sebatik dekat Tawau, Sabah dan berhadapan dengan Regimen Askar Melayu Di Raja.

p/s: indon-indon! korang mahu ini suma berlaku kembali? berhentilah memburuk-burukkan Malaysia dimata dunia..

suharto meninggal dunia

JAKARTA, 27 Jan — Bekas Presiden Indonesia, Suharto meninggal dunia pada pukul 1.10 petang ini waktu tempatan (2.10 waktu Malaysia) setelah berada dalam keadaan kritikal sejak awal pagi ini.

Pengumuman itu dibuat oleh bekas Menteri Setiausaha Negara Indonesia, Moerdiono melalui siaran sebuah radio tempatan ke seluruh negara itu sejurus selepas pasukan Doktor Presiden yang merawat Suharto mengesahkan kematian bekas presiden itu.

Suharto, 86, memerintah Indonesia selama 32 tahun dari 1966 hingga 1998 berada dalam keadaan kritikal sejak dimasukkan ke Hospital Pusat Pertamina, Jakarta Selatan pada 4 Jan lepas.

Terdahulu hari ini, doktor mengisytiharkan Suharto dalam keadaan kecemasan dan paling kritikal sejak berada di hospital itu apabila sejak pukul 1 pagi ini bekas pemimpin itu terpaksa bergantung sepenuhnya kepada bantuan alat pernafasan setelah pelbagai organ badannya gagal berfungsi.

Moerdiono yang juga jurucakap keluarga Suharto berkata, anak-anak bekas presiden itu berada di sisi bapa mereka ketika itu.

Semasa dirawat di hospital itu, Suharto yang dimasukkan ke hospital itu pada awalnya kerana masalah pencernaan dan paru-paru berair, beberapa kali dilaporkan berada dalam keadaan koma dan menjalani rawatan pemindahan darah.

Suharto atau lebih dikenali dengan gelaran “Pak Harto” adalah bekas Presiden kedua Indonesia yang juga dikenali sebagai “Bapa Pembangunan Indonesia” hasil perkembangan pesat negara itu semasa era pemerintahannya.

Suharto yang turut dihormati di kalangan negara jiran rantau ini adalah antara pemimpin yang banyak menyumbang dalam pertubuhan serantau Asean.

Bekas Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang turut melawat Suharto di hospital itu pada 14 Januari lepas berkata, bekas presiden itu juga berperanan utama dalam memulihkan hubungan antara Malaysia-Indonesia (selepas konfrontasi terhadap Malaysia yang dilancarkan oleh presiden pertama Indonesia, Sukarno).

“Suharto memudahkan perhubungan antara Malaysia dengan Indonesia yang selepas itu semakin meningkat dan hubungan jadi begitu rapat sehingga kita boleh anggap ini serumpun, yang sememangnya dari asal dekat,” kata Dr Mahathir kepada media Indonesia sejurus selepas meluangkan masa kira-kira 25 minit melawat Suharto di hospital itu.

Sultan Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah adalah antara kenamaan Malaysia yang melawat Suharto di hospital itu.- Bernama