Monday, January 24, 2011

Coins for the President


During a meeting with the Commanders of the Indonesian Armed Forces a few days ago, President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) stated that his salary has not increased for the last seven years. 

In reaction to this statement, some citizens have decided to collect coins through Twitter and Facebook


Image :  Courtesy of TweetWaWa

26 comments:

julicavero said...

mmhh...finally that's the real movement. i think it's just the joke but it's real...i support it :)

pj said...

Hehehe. He doesn't appear to be starving in any case.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

emang Indonesia itu emang paling bisa! :D

H. Nizam said...

@Julicavero,
I am not sure whether this is merely a joke that many people are playing.

@PJ,
He is definitely not starving.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Mudah2an bisa bebas korupsi, bebas kemiskinan, bebas kebodohan dan hal hal jelek lainnya.

the dream catcher said...

he does not look like a person who suffer because not getting a raise for 7 years...

colson said...

After his lifelong having been living on a shoestring, now the president can't make ends meet any more. So sad.. I almost feel sorry for him.

W i e d e s i g n a r c h said...

surprise.....!!!

::: I come here for the first after along time ... ^___^

dee said...

is that coins for president also works as the same as coin for Prita Mulyasari...hmmm I don't think so.

H. Nizam said...

@Ria / The Dream Catcher,
Yes you are right.

@Colson,
I also felt sorry for him, wish he would improve so that people would not regret voting him.

@Wiedesignarch,
Hi! Long time no see! I am very glad to see you again. Welcome back! Thank you.

@Deasy,
I also don't think so.

Jolly Princess said...

Nice gesture of your President to his successor.(lol)

Hopefully the coins will have bigger denomination so he could benefit from the donation before his term expires. :)

H. Nizam said...

Hi JP,
Thank you for your kind sympathy to the situation in our country.

Berpikir Positif said...

there are many reaction about this , but I don't know what I can say about this

umihoney said...

Hi Harry,
I suppose there are more deserving causes to promote. He may not be filthy rich but again I am sure he ain't starving.

As a leader the motto should be as an old Chinese proverb says:
Public before private and country before family.

Have a great week ahead Harry.Thank you for sharing.

sawali tuhusetya said...

konon wakil rakyat malah dah masang kotak koin utk pak beye, mas harry. doh, kok jadi berlarut-larut begini ya, soal curhat pak beye ttg gajinya yang ndak pernah naik selama 7 tahun?

DS. Utomo said...

Mas Harry, thanks for your great advice on ARTS&AUTOS . For helping others I wonder to have Online Big Give like Oprah's Big Give that I have watched on TV show . What is your opinion ?

Karedok Leunca said...

Hmm..it's a pretty jokes, I know that people more responsive and curious

H. Nizam said...

@Berpikir Positif,
Let's just hope that the president would improve his perfomance.

@Umihoney,
The fact that he was elected by more than 60% of national electoral votes
has made his constituent very disappointed when he failed to meet his promises.

@Sawali,
Mari kita berharap ini akan membuat Pak Beye memperbaiki kinerjanya.

@Utomo,
Sounds good. But if I were you I would focus on just one blog and write about things that you know and like very well. Passion is very important.

@Karedok Leunca,
Yes this is a joke. Hopefully things would get better soon.

marindajaya said...

mmhh....
I believe the action was only to remind others that do not demand a raise.

H. Nizam said...

Marindajaya,
Perhaps you are right, maybe tha's what BSY meant.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

And I bet many lower income people haven't had much of an increase either?

Jopeth Dave Frank O. Danio said...

Hmmm,, yaeh me too....

H. Nizam said...

@Peter,
That was the point, the salary issue was raised at a time when millions of people are still plagued by poverty.

@Jopeth DFO Danio,
Yeah you are right.

tbaoo said...

my money's on it's way - sob oh dear sob .. :)

H. Nizam said...

Hi Tbaoo,
Oooh .... you will be donating for the president.

r10 said...

gajinya sudah besar minta nambah, seharusnya PNS tingkat rendah yang dinaikin gajinya, juga guru, terutama guru yg mengajar di tempat terpencil

H. Nizam said...

R10,
Sebagai pimpinan tertinggi negara sebaiknya hati2 dalam berbicara ke umum. Akibatnya sangat luas.