Thursday, August 4, 2011

The SRI Mulyani Party

Yesterday the news media reported about the submission of application for registration of a  new political party called S.R.I ( Serikat Rakyat Independen = Independent People Union) with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

The party claimed (here) that it already has 33 branches i.e one branch in every 33 provinces of Indonesia, therefore its leaders are confident that it would be eligible to participate in the 2014 general election.

But the most interesting thing about this new party is its plan to nominate Sri Mulyani (48), former Finance Minister currently Managing Director of the World Bank, as a candidate in the 2014 presidential election..
Unfortunately, Sri Mulyani has never confirm about this.

The plan to nominate Sri Mulyani received various response from the public, one of them is human rights activist Hendardi who said (here) that her nomination may be blocked by the Bank Century scandal : the unclear 6,7 Trillion Rupiah Bail Out of a privately owned bank when she was Finance Minister.

Hendardi said that Sri Mulyani can only be nominated as candidate president if the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) clear her name. The problem is that the KPK has not investigate her until now.

I agree with Hendardi's opinion about Sri Mulyani, but I am not sure whether or not the SRI Party will get the approval to participate in the 2014 general election. Even if the party can get said approval, to nominate a presidential candidate it needs to get 20% of the seats in the national parliament, or 25% of the total legitimate votes in the general election (here). Otherwise, it has to form a coalition with other parties.

So, in my opinion Sri Mulyani's political future in Indonesia is still very uncertain.

The case would be different if Sri Mulyani could join forces with big political parties like the ruling Democrat Party, of course her name should be cleared first by the KPK.
Or, perhaps with the Golkar Party but it would be almost impossible because it has been trying hard get her down for the Bank Century scandal.


Wisata Murah said...

saya kurang memahami masalah partai. yang saya tahu SRI itu judul lagu jawa yang populer di tahun 2009 kemarin. tapi sepertinya judul lengkapnya "SRI MINGGAT" hehe yang dalam bahasa indonesia SRI PERGI DAN TAK KEMBALI. nice post sob happy blogging

colson said...

Apart from being associated with the Bank Century scandal, I also read her public "brand" awareness is insufficient.

However in politics the impossible is sometimes possible. At least her political vehicle is in the making. At the same time she keeps her hands free.She didn't commit herself till today in any way:).

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

Is it a mission impossible ???

Multibrand said...

@Wisata Murah,
Ha ha ha ..........
Kita harapkan Sri yang sedang rama dibicarakan akan kembali.

It would be better if she keep her hands free and make no commitments for the time being.

You can say that the condition is like that at this moment Pak.

r10 said...

kasus century akan jadi batu sandungan Sri Mulyani untuk maju jadi kandidat presiden

Mino said...


Ria Tumimomor said...

Maybe that party only use her name to promote themselves since Sri Mulyani never confirmed about this?

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

ini beneran parta iseng-iseng berhadiah

smp 3 lembang said...

apa nasibnya seperti yang lain hilang ditelan angin kita tunggu saja nasibnya

Muhammad-Dadan said...

Name of the party is SRI. The candidate for its president is Sri mulyani indrawati. It's so amusing, isn't it?
Btw sorry not coming for long time coz i have problem in connection.

sawali tuhusetya said...

kalau melihat orang2 yang berada di balik partai SRI memang orang2 yang dikenal memiliki rekam-jejak yang baik. tapi realitas politik yang sebenarnya masih harus kita tunggu perkembangannya.

triesti said...

it would've been Partai Demokrat the sequel in the making.. focusing in 1 person, god knows who are behind them in the grassroot.

Multibrand said...

Sepertinya demikian adanya.

I also think so.

Tepat sekali istilah yang anda pakai.

Mudah2an akan muncul pemimpin yang terbaik bagi bangsa dan negara kita.

The political party has cleverly used her name.

Semoga perkembangannya akan menguntungkan kita semua.

It is still to predict what will really happen in 2014.

Umihoney said...

Hi Harry,

It's hard to move forward without closure coz a tainted candidate will usually be a liability to the party.

But then again who knows what the future holds. It's not uncommon in politics to make an issue disappear.

Have a good weekend Harry.

Multibrand said...

Many people loved Sri Mulyani because she has shown her strong will to "clean" the Tax Office and other parts of the Finance Ministry from "dirty practices".
Among the victims of he policy was the chief of the Golkar Paryty the second largest party and part of the ruling coalition. That's why she had been "hunted" before she became executive director of the World Bank.

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