NAME: Kadek Adi
AGE: 29
OCCUPATION: Tour guide
LOCATION:  Karangasem

How do you think the country is doing now?
Indonesia is getting worse in some ways. Even though infrastructure has developed, education is stagnant. There are still some children who can’t afford to pay for school. Also, there are not enough hospitals.

Is the central government in Jakarta doing enough for the regions?

It’s not doing its best. For example, in my hometown, Karangasem, there isn’t enough clean water.

If you were running the country, what three things would you fix or change immediately?
Human resources development through a better educational system. Security: Indonesia is not safe enough. Health services, by building more hospitals.

What do you think about Bali’s government?
It’s good so far. Bali is quite safe. They need to keep up with it.

Are you worried about the deadly outbreak of rabies in Bali?

I have a dog myself and it’s not something that worries me.

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.

What are the qualities of an Indonesian?

We are polite and friendly.

What for you has been Indonesia’s greatest moment since it declared independence in 1945?
The fall of Suharto changed the era. Democracy is getting better.

BT/PCAR
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