Since I started posting actively on this blog, most of the posts' topics are about Corruption, Terrorism and other acts of crimes that took place in Indonesia.
As time goes by, I realize that it is absolutely unfair for me to write only about so many bad things that happened in a country that I love very dearly, because actually there are far more better things that has happened in Indonesia. Please find below some good facts about Indonesia :
First, it is the world's fourth most populated country, after China, India and the United States of America.
Second, it's the world's largest Muslim country, but unlike other countries like Iran and Iraq, most Indonesian Muslims are moderates who tolerate differences.
Third, it adopted five principles i.e. Pancasila, consisting of: Belief in God, Humanity, Unity; Democracy; and Justice.
Fourth, it is the world's third largest democratic country, after India and the U.S.A.
Fifth, it has an area of around 2 million square kilometers consisting of more than 17,000 islands with very beautiful natural scenery.
Sixth, it has an abundant of natural resources: oil, gas, gold, copper, alumina et cetera, et cetera.
Seventh, it has carried out several elections to elect President, Vice President, members of national and regional parliament quite peacefully, therefore totally different from the violent aftermath of elections in countries like Iran, Thailand, et cetera, et cetera,
Eight, it has successfully maintain security in most provinces, including Aceh where violence ended in 2005 (with the intermediary of Finland)
Based on the above mentioned facts, Indonesia has survived as one nation since its independence on 17 August 1945.
The free fight democracy that we have adopted on May 1998, has made everything transparent. As a result, all the evil things that were very tightly wrapped by censorship during the previous authoritarian rule, such as corruption, injustice, destruction of nature etc. have become very transparent.
But the most important thing is that Indonesia has been making serious efforts to eliminate those 'evil things'.
GOD BLESS INDONESIA !