NAME: Wayan Hendrawijaya
AGE: 27
LOCATION: Kuta

How do you think the country is doing now?
In general it’s good but education needs to improve a lot. There is also a lot of corruption.

Is the central government in Jakarta doing enough for the regions?
No. The central government focuses on Java.

If you were running the country, what three things would you fix or change immediately?
Education, economy and infrastructure.

What do you think about Bali’s government?
It’s good in the cities but it still needs to help the small towns and villages develop. It doesn’t do as much for isolated areas at the moment.

Are you worried about the deadly outbreak of rabies in Bali?
Not really because the government has taken care of it.

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?
Yes. It’s our national symbol.

What are the qualities of an Indonesian?
Indonesians love and respect their culture; it’s very important for them.

What for you has been Indonesia’s greatest moment since it declared independence in 1945?
When Suharto was president. There was peace and security was good back then.

BT/PCAR
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