29 September 2009


Big companies must keep up with the economic crisis. One nice strategy is that the company limits its projects to achieve effectiveness and efficiency so that the company should not waste the time and energy of the employees.
I agree that simplicity in business is important. Most companies are busy with the details that they forget the outside world has changed each and everyday. When they are ready with all of their details, they then realized that what they have prepared can’t be applied and sold to the customers outside for its out of date style and technology. By doing the jobs in simple way, the companies have more times to sit back and read the market's demands and they can review it for their next business strategy.


Frustrated Jakarta’s people and the need to be entertained, but lack of comfort places to go. That’s what I and many other Jakarta’s people can feel.
No decent places to go around Jakarta because of their lack of infrastructure have caused most of the Jakarta’s people to spend their holiday walking around at some great and luxurious malls in Jakarta. Malls are not holiday destinations; especially the discounts & the sale that will make you go broke for nothing but material satisfaction, not soul satisfaction. But the fact that the malls offer you some comfort, complete facilitates, and clean places have set the people’s mind that those malls are the best destination to spend our holidays instead of going to a city nearby Jakarta with poor infrastructure.
Bandung and Puncak have been the second home for some Jakarta’s people when it’s come to holiday, but it’s just making the two cities packed and trapped into a long traffic jump.
Don’t we think that it is now the right time for the other cities around Jakarta to fix their facilitations and infrastructures so these Jakarta’s people have better options for their holiday?


Islam is not terrorists, and terrorist is not Islam. They are two different matters. There’s a struggle in Islam life, but bombing some places that kills other people’s life, especially Muslim’s, is not the struggle that Islam has been promoting. That is a wrong way of struggle. Jihad means to do your responsibility to the fullest and not by bombing some places and kills others. I have no idea how some extremists could plant some wrong lessons about Jihad
I agree that other foreign countries should not isolate Indonesia. The support from other countries for Indonesia by not releasing travel ban to Indonesia will wake up the eyes of terrorists that Indonesia is not the right field for them to execute their struggle to fight against the Western. But on the other hand, I think it is only the foreign governments that are concerned about the travel issues, as I know that most foreign tourists are still flying to Indonesia and enjoy their holiday in Indonesia and think that Indonesia is still a safe place for them.
And I support the Indonesian Terrorism Law for its effectiveness to search, hunt down and combat the terrorists. Nobody should be worry about the law at all. Instead of being worry that the police will abuse the law, they should support the law that will make this country free from terrorist, safe for them to live and work here. They should also give more space to the Armed Forces to save this country, as that’s the job from the Armed Forces to defend this country from any disturbances. If more people believe and agree with these, I am sure Indonesia will be successful in combating terrorism.


I am a Muslim and I am concerned of what the Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) doing these days. They have been releasing some unnecessary bans, starting from the ban to smoke, gambling, the plan to ban yoga (which then they canceled), and recently, the ban for the poor to beg on the street.
Instead of releasing unnecessary bans that invites some laughs at them, it is better if MUI start to do real act to improve the wealth and condition of the Muslims. I think MUI have the ability to share their ideas on what every Muslim should do to increase their quality of life and make a better Islam way of life. And after that, I am sure that those things will invite more respect by Muslims and non-Muslims to MUI.
Some bans only create hates and separate one to another. In this case, forget about unity in diversity, not even diversity in unity.
And may I add that Indonesia is not the biggest Islamic country, but a big country that has a lot of Muslim people living in the country, so that’s why tolerance for other religions’ interests is necessary.


It is so unfair to put those kids in jail for the games they played that were taken by the adults as gambling. While the police are eyeing on the kids, some rich gamblers outside are walking free to play their “games” without having to worry that the police will arrest them.
And yes, I know that there are many gambling spots on Jl. Gajah Mada. Some are hidden, the rest are wide open.
I can’t believe this unfair treatment. What’s on the mind of the police when they arrested the kids? Some promotions? Showing of how powerful they are? Don’t they know that the humans that they arrested are just children that should be sent home instead of putting them in jail? What is really wrong with our police?