Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bank Century for Lapindo Deal

Sri Mulyani's decision to resign from her job as Minister of Finance have made certain people very happy.

For Sri Mulyani, it means that she'll be able to take a prestigious position as Managing Director of the World Bank, and get away from politicians at the Parliament (DPR) who have been blaming her for the mysterious  6,7 Trillion Rupiah Bank Century Bailout.

For President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) and his Democrat Party, it means that it will calm down the protests in DPR against the Bank Century case, therefore regaining supports from political parties that formed the coalition government.

For SBY's political ally i.e. the Golkar Party, it means that no one will bother the businesses of its Chairman i.e. Aburizal Bakrie, especially PT Lapindo that has been responsible for the disastrous never ending flow of Hot Mud at Sidoardjo, East Java.
Golkar was very happy that they supported the creation of a Joint Secretariat for the Coalition and Bakrie became its Chief Executive Officer only two days after Sri Mulyani's resignation.

Considering that the Coalition Government also includes two political parties i.e. PKS and PPP, that supported DPR's Inquiry on the Bank Century case, I hope that the above political deal would not stop the investigation of the Bank Century case by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), and the fact finding efforts on the Lapindo Mud Flow.

Related articles :
- The Jakarta Post : World Bank appoints Sri Mulyani managing director
- Kompas : Life in Indonesia after Sri Mulyani moves to WB
- The Jakarta Globe : Reshuffle Hands Bakrie Leading Coalition Post

5 comments:

colson said...

Bakrie in the chair...ominous, ominous, very ominous

(I remember being very optimistic after presidential and parliamentary elections, because the results enabled SBY to get rid of Golkar.
It is disappointing, no worrying, the opposite is happening.)

H. Nizam said...

Colson,
On the one hand it surely is a waste of more than 60% popular votes.
But on the other hand, due to his Democrat Party's very thin majority in parliament (25%) SBY has to compromise.
If he get rid of Golkar then he will have to rely on 4 Islam oriented parties: PKS, PAN, PKB, PPP, I don't think he want that.

Kpadaku said...

Bung H. Nizam, saya juga udah follow blog anda dan saya dengan senang hati berterimakasih atas saran yang anda tulis dalam komen d blog saya..

Aby Umy said...

bingung ne mau comment apa
gk bisa bahasa inggris sih
hehe

H. Nizam said...

@Kpadaku,
Senang sekali mendapat kunjungan
dan komentar dari anda. Mari kita pelihara hubungan yang sudah terjalin.


@AbyUmy,
Terima kasih. Saya orang Indonesia dan blog ini tentang Indonesia, karena itu saya sangat hargai dan terbuka lebar untuk komentar dalam bahasa Indonesia.