Thursday, August 16th, 2007 § 2 Comments
Happy MERDEKA !!! Pekik MERDEKA !!! MERDEKA !!!
I still did not understand, why some of Indonesian experties always say, “we have not MERDEKA yet”. Then “foreign economic policy still ON in our country” or “our education system still occupied by foreign education system” or “why the authority can make own businesses so smooth?”.
Actually (to me), what MERDEKA means to them was not clear. MERDEKA can mean different things to different people. And MERDEKA is an example of that.
To some people MERDEKA means no responsibility. To the authority, it means having power and ability to assume responsibility. Is it MERDEKA to be taken care of, or does MERDEKA mean to be able to take care of oneself? « Read the rest of this entry »