Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy new year, Happy new year .....
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend
Happy new year, Happy new year ......
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I
(Refrain of the song Happy New Year by ABBA)
Many things that have Happened and Finalized in 2008 will become memories, and many others which are not yet finalized will become our Home Work for 2009. In Indonesia, there are so many works which have not been completed in 2008, therefore should be finalized in 2009, included therein matters related to the Laws & Regulations, a.o. as follows:
1)Judicial Reviews of many existing Laws a.o Anti Porn Law;BHP
2)Corruption Cases a.o Sisminbakum;Consulate in Malaysia;
3)Celebrity cases a.o Marcella;Roy Suryo etc.
4)Lapindo Mudflow in East Java, which is still unsettled
5)Illegal Logging in many parts of Indonesia
6)Disputes over election results, a.o. in East Java
Beside that, in 2009 we will have two Extremely Important National Agenda i.e. the Parliamentary Election and Presidential Election.
All the above will be carried out amid the worsening impact of the Global Financial Crisis.
In this regards, I would like to quote the words of famous Fortune Teller Mama Lauren in Trans7 show Bukan Empat Mata last night that our country's economic condition will become worst this year. Therefore it would be advisable for each and everyone of us, especially leaders, to be very careful in whatever we do, so that stability can be maintained.
As a conclusion, I felt that in spite of all the challenges that we and our country will face in 2009, as long as we remain cool, keep our hopes high, stick together and work extra hard, we will be able to survive successfully.