Name: Djaka Hadi
Occupation: Mirror salesman
How do you think the country is doing now?
It’s better now than with Suharto. There’s more transparency.
Is the central government in Jakarta doing enough for the regions?
Yes, it is.
If you were running the country, what three things would you fix or change immediately?
Legislation, economy and I would make society more equal, with fewer differences between the rich and the poor.
What do you think about Bali’s government?
Bali’s government is not so good. It’s not transparent and taxes are too high. Also, health should be better for those who cannot afford it.
Are you worried about the outbreak of rabies that has affected some areas of Bali?
Yes. The government should provide dogs with more vaccines and put an end to the situation.
Indonesia is made up of more than 17,500 islands, many religions, dozens of ethnic groups and hundred of dialects. Therefore, is it reasonable to expect “Unity in Diversity,” as the founding fathers declared?
Yes, it is.
What are the qualities of an Indonesian?
Indonesians are generally open to other cultures and friendly but some are also arrogant and greedy.
What for you has been Indonesia’s greatest moment since it declared independence in 1945?
The revolution that led to the end of the Suharto regime.