NAME: Fenisilia Agustina
OCCUPATION: Food manager
How do you think the country is doing now?
The situation in Indonesia is now stable. There are more tourists coming to Bali and the economy is better in the country. The government is doing many things to improve education.
Is the central government in Jakarta doing enough for the regions?
It has been doing a lot better in the last five years. The government is not centralised and each region has autonomy.
If you were running the country, what three things would you fix or change immediately?
I’d give more money to local companies so they would survive competition because of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). That would improve the economy. Although the fight against corruption is getting better, I’d try to get rid of it. I would also improve education.
What do you think about Bali’s government?
It’s much better than when the bombings happened. There are more tourists coming to Bali, including Indonesian people. They should improve the infrastructure, though.
Are you worried about the deadly outbreak of rabies in Bali?
No. There are vaccines available.
Indonesia is made up of more than 17,500 islands, many religions, dozens of ethnic groups and hundreds of dialects. Therefore, is it reasonable to expect “Unity in Diversity,” as the founding fathers declared?
Of course; it’s what makes Indonesia unique.
What are the qualities of an Indonesian?
Polite and friendly, especially here in Bali.
What for you has been Indonesia’s greatest moment since it declared independence in 1945?
The stabilisation of the government after 2007.