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Opening Speeches by Soekarno and Ali Sastroamidjojo at the Asian-African Conference

image_ asia-africa conference bandung 1955The following two great speeches were delivered by Soekarno and Ali Sastroamidjojo at the Opening of Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 18, 1955. Source of the files: Vital Speeches of the Day, EBSCO Publishing.
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Speech 1: by Soekarno, the President of the Republic of Indonesia.

Here is the excerpt:

It is my great honor and privilege on this historic day to bid you welcome to Indonesia. On behalf of the people and Government of Indonesia –your hosts– I beg your understanding and forbearance if some circumstances in our country do not meet your expectations. We have done our best to make your stay amongst us a memorable one for both our guests and your hosts. …

Speech 2: by Ali Sastroamidjojo, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, and the President of the Asian-African Conference.

Here is the excerpt:

May I first of all express my gratitude for your confidence in entrusting me with the task of the president of this conference. I consider this not merely as a great honor to myself, but also, and in the first place, to Indonesia and its people. We are indeed much honored that this conference; this event of such great historical significance, is taking place in our country. It is my privilege to welcome you also on behalf of the other sponsoring countries –Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan– who, together with Indonesia, have convened this conference. …

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An English Speech given by Ir. Soekarno: “The People’s Command”

image__ soekarno trikoraDownload: English Speech Scripts. Topic: Soekarno’s Speech on the Liberation of West Irian (Papua); Tri-Command (TRIKORA). By: Ir. Soekarno, the first President of the Republic of Indonesia. Place and date of the speech: Jogyakarta, 19th December, 1961. File: Pdf. Source of the speech texts: Department of Information, Republic of Indonesia; Special Issue, no.82.

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THE PEOPLE’S COMMAND,

GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT/SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA,COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE SUPREME COMMAND FOR THE LIBERATION OF WEST IRIAN AT A MASS MEETING IN JOGJAKARTA, ON 19th DECEMBER 1961.

Friends,

As was said by the Sultan just now, today, it is exactly 15 years since the day on which the city of Jogjakarta – or to be more exact,the Republic of Indonesia was attacked by the Dutch. Thirteen years ago there began what we call the second military action taken by the Dutch against the Republic of Indonesia.

As all of you know, the military action which was begun here13 years ago was the second, which means that we also underwent a first military action. And that first military action started on 21stJuly, 1947. But if it is viewed as a whole, seen as one historical event,then in fact we did not suffer, merely two military actions from the Dutch, the first on 21st July 1947, the second on 19th December 1948,No. In reality the Dutch, Dutch imperialism, on hundreds of occasions has taken military action against the Indonesian People.

You know that the Dutch began to come here to Indonesia in1596, when Admiral Cornelis De Houtman dropped anchor in Banten Bay. Since that time, Friends, Dutch efforts to occupy the whole of Indonesia were always accompanied by force of arms. That is why I say that in fact the Dutch have taken military action against the Indonesian people hundreds of times. And as something for the people of Jogjakarta to be proud of – I say from this rostrum, that it was from the region of Jogjakarta that the first opposition came, fierce opposition against Dutch Imperialism. This was at the time Sultan Agung Hanjokrokusumo mobilised his army from the Jogjakarta region to attack what then was called the city of Batavia. Therefore,Dr. Mohammad Yamin’s proposal in the first meeting of the National Defense Council was most appropriate : that the Command I shall give … God willing – should not be given anywhere else other than in Jogjakarta, the centre of resistance against Dutch imperialism.

Friends,

Yes, on 17th August 1945 we proclaimed Indonesia’s Independence, we set up the Republic of Indonesia, which now stands firmly established, although several times struck by the Dutch, stands firmly established and today with a resolute mind even wants to bring the region of West Irian also into the territory under our authority.

But, you know the Proclamation of 17th August 1945 was only one of the peaks of the Indonesian Nation’s efforts to set up their own state. You know that decades earlier the Indonesian people had arisen, arisen to become a free Nation, although they had been colonized for hundreds of years, although they had been trampled upon for hundreds of years, although they had been starved for hundreds of years, although they had been humiliated for hundreds of years, although for hundreds of years they had been made into a people of miseries, although efforts had been made to extinguish the National spirit entirely, yet – as I have said repeatedly – we arose again.

I once said, even a worm will wriggle and turn when we tread on it, let alone men, let alone nations. The Indonesian Nation turned, set up organisations called the National Movement, which movement spread out, went deeper, spread out, went deeper, spread out, went deeper, eventually covering the whole of Indonesia. Spread out, went deeper, spread out, went deeper, ultimately on 17th August 1945 exploding as the first Indonesian Revolution.

And it was at that moment, Friends, that the Republic of Indonesia was set up, that the Republic of Indonesia unfurled the Indonesian flag.

And that Indonesian flag is not only known by the people of Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke, but the Indonesian flag is now respected by the greater part of mankind. People see the Indonesian flag flying in our Embassy in Washington, people see the Honoured Red and White flying in London, people see the Honoured Red and White flying in Moscow, flying in Cairo, flying in Paris, flying in Mexico-City, flying in Ottawa – in short, the Honoured Red and White Flag is already known by all the people in this world, and as I have said, the greater part of mankind respects the Honoured Red and White Flag. Only the imperialists and the stooges of the imperialists do not respect the Red and White Flag. And as I say, God willing, the time will come when all the people in this world will respect the Red and While Flag wherever it may fly. » Click here to download this speech completely»»…

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Transforming Indonesia: The Challenges of Good Governance and Development

GEG logoTransforming Indonesia: The Challenges of Good Governance and Development, a speech (abridged version) by Dr. Budiono, Vice President of Indonesia, at the Blavatnik School of Government and Global Economic Governance Program, University of Oxford on October 30, 2013. In his lecture, he discussed the challenges facing Indonesia’s development as the country seeks to ensure strong economic growth and accountable, democratic governance.

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Transforming Indonesia: The Challenges of Good Governance and Development

Learning from Indonesia’s varied and at times checked historical experience it has become increasingly clear to me that the problems of politics, economics and governance cannot be completely separated or pursued independently of each other.

This is especially true in a fledgling democracy and a developing country like Indonesia as we have to simultaneously strive to consolidate our participatory system of government, sustain economic growth and widely distribute its fruits if we wish to take the country into the realm of the virtuous circle of development.

This world view changed dramatically with the onset of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 which affected Indonesia the most, as the authoritarian system of government was seen to be part of the problem.  Henceforth Indonesia has been engaged in transforming its political system at all levels of government to become much more democratic, decentralized and publicly accountable. The key word in Indonesia’s transition was Reformasi or reform, rather than revolution. Although dissatisfactory to some who wished for more radical changes and a complete break with the past regime, the majority of Indonesians opted for an orderly and constitutional process of political transition towards democracy through a more inclusive negotiated process.

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English Speech: Idul Fitri in Indonesia

image_ islamic cultureDownload: an example of English speech. Theme: Religion; Islam. Title: Idul Fitri (Eid al-Fitr) in Indonesia. File: pdf. This English speech script is intended to be used for Indonesian students;  grade: secondary school students, SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK. Script by: Soehaarrr ©2013_http://soehaarrr.com. File archive: July, 2013.

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Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Honorable Juries

Ladies and Gentlemen

Sisters and brothers …

First  of  all,  let  us  praise  to  the  Almighty  Allah  SWT,  because  of  His  Blessing  we  are able to attend this English speech contest. Secondly, may peace be upon the prophet Muhammad Saw who has guided us from the darkness into the brightness.

I  would  also  like  to  say  many  thanks  to  the  juries  and  MC  who  have  given  me opportunity to deliver an English speech in front of you all.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, I would like to talk about “Idul Fitri in Indonesia”.

Idul Fitri (Eid al-Fitr), also known as the Feast or Festival of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the fasting month, Ramadhan. The day of Idul Fitri is on the first day of the month of Shawwal. Muslims are prohibited to fast on that day, and the main ritual done by Muslims is praying in the morning or shalat Idul Fitri which is usually carried out in an open field or a large hall.  As one of the biggest Islamic traditions, Idul Fitri is always celebrated happily by Muslims around the world.

Sisters and Brothers,

In our country, Indonesia, Idul Fitri is the biggest festival celebrated by our people. Idul Fitri, popularly called as ‘Lebaran’, is not only a religion festival but also a tradition that has become a part of our culture. Muslims in our country, just like in other countries, celebrate it happily. They recite incantation or known as ‘Takbiran’, and pray in the morning or Shalat Idul Fitri. On the day of Idul Fitri, Muslims also visit their families, relatives, and friends to ask forgiveness to each other… Click here to download this speech completely »…

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English Speech: “Tourism” (2)

Free download: English Speech Script (Naskah Pidato Bahasa Inggris). Topic: “Tourism”. Title: “Visit Lamongan with Many Beautiful Objects in Tourism”. Duration: 5-10 minutes. File: pdf.

This simple speech script is written by ©har;  uploaded to haarrr.wordpress.com; File Archive: 2011; intended to use for Indonesian students, grade: SMP, MTs, SMA, MA, SMK, College/University, Public.

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Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Honorable Juries
Ladies and Gentlemen
Sisters and brothers …

First  of  all,  let  us  praise  to  the  Almighty  Allah  SWT,  because  of  His  Blessing  we  are able to attend this English speech contest. Secondly, may peace be upon the prophet Muhammad Saw who has guided us from the darkness into the brightness.

I  would  also  like  to  say  many  thanks  to  the  juries  and  MC  who  have  given  me opportunity to deliver an English speech in front of you all.

Ladies and Gentlemen

Today, I would like to talk about “Visit Lamongan with many Beautiful Objects in Tourism”.

Nowadays, Lamongan is one of the fast growing regencies in East Java which has a great possibility to be leading in sectors of agriculture, maritime and industry. Lamongan is also well-known for its natural resources supported with friendly and harmonious society. We are proud that our regency is now considered as a prosperous region with its great potency to be explored and developed.

Ladies and Gentlemen

One of the sectors supporting the development of Lamongan is tourism. This potency will enhance Lamongan to be more attractive and marketable so that investors will be interested to participate in developing Lamongan. If Lamongan becomes a tourist destination, it will be an income sector for Lamongan Government, even it will effect positively for the improvement of micro-enterprises in Lamongan society.

There are many beautiful and interesting tourism objects in Lamongan which can be more exposed. Some of them are:

  1. Lamongan Marine Tourism or known as Wisata Bahari Lamongan (WBL).
  2. Maharani Cave
  3. Sunan Drajad Grave
  4. Gondang Dam

Ladies and Gentlemen

The first tourism object, Lamongan Marine Tourism, is an attractive and unique tourism object which provides not only modern and global tourism but also local trademark. Visitors can enjoy various activities and objects, from the modern sense to the traditional one. With the background of coastal nature, Lamongan Marine Tourism has become a famous icon of Lamongan tourism…..

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MC for Graduation and Inauguration Ceremonies

Free download: Masters of Ceremonies (MC) Scripts for Graduation and Inauguration Ceremonies.

Here is an example of bilingual (English-Indonesian) MC script for graduation and inauguration protocol. MC 1 speaks in English; MC 2 in Bahasa Indonesia. This simple script is intended to use for Indonesian students in SMP, MTs, SMA, MA and SMK. This script was written and uploaded by har ©2011_www.haarrr.wordpress.com.

Words to remember:
Graduation, commencement, convocation: penamatan, pelulusan, wisuda.
Inauguration: pelantikan, penetapan telah lulus atau purna siswa.
Graduates: Para wisudawan atau lulusan
Declared to open: dinyatakan dibuka
Declared to close: dinyatakan ditutup
Remain standing: tetap berdiri
Have a seat: dipersilahkan duduk
Moment of silence: Mengheningkan cipta
National Anthem: Lagu Kebangsaan
Decree Letter : Surat Keputusan (SK)

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• MC 1:
Ladies and Gentlemen, all the guests and audiences… we would like to say: “Welcome to SMP Negeri 1 Tikung – Lamongan. Thank you very much for attending our invitation.”
For those outside, we expect you to come in, and have a seat…!

• MC 2:
Bapak, Ibu, para undangan dan hadirin sekalian… kami ucapkan: “Selamat Datang di SMP Negeri 1 Tikung – Lamongan. Terima kasih atas kesediaannya memenuhi undangan kami”
Bagi Bapak, ibu, dan hadirin yang masih berada di luar, dimohon segera memasuki ruangan dan menempati tempat yang telah disediakan…!

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• MC 1:
The graduation ceremony for the students of SMPN 1 Tikung, in the academic year 2010/2011, on Monday, 13th June 2011, is about to begin.

• MC 2:
Upacara Wisuda Purnasiswa SMPN 1 Tikung Tahun Pelajaran 2010/2011, hari Senin tanggal 13 Juni 2011 segera dimulai.

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• MC 1:
All of the graduates are invited to come to the ceremony place.

• MC 2:
Wisudawan memasuki tempat upacara.

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• MC 1:
Procession. The head of SMPN 1 Tikung is coming into the ceremony place.
The audiences, please stand…!

• MC 2:
Prosesi. Kepala SMPN 1 Tikung memasuki tempat upacara
Hadirin dimohon berdiri.

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• MC 1:
Ladies and Gentlemen, all the guests and audiences… please remain standing…!

• MC 2:
Bapak Ibu, undangan dan hadirin dimohon tetap berdiri…!

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• MC 1:
National Anthem

• MC 2:
Menyanyikan Lagu Kebangsaan

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Malcolm X’s Speech: ‘Message to the Grass Roots’

Free download: Malcolm X’s speech: Message to the Grass Roots (files: audio & script). Audio (mp-3): 7.7mb. Script (pdf): 43kb. This speech was delivered by Malcolm X, a well-known human rights activist [see more>], on November 10, 1962 in Detroit. The files are provided courtesy of CMG Worldwide, Inc. and the Official Website of Malcolm X. Re-upload by har @2011_www.haarrr.wordpress.com; intended for English learners in Indonesia (SMA/MA/SMK, College/University students); used for educational purposes only.

In his speech, Malcolm X also mentioned Bandung (Indonesia) regarding with Asian-African Conference. Check out the following excerpt:

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In Bandung back in, I think, 1954, was the first unity meeting in centuries of black people. And once you study what happened at the Bandung conference, and the results of the Bandung conference, it actually serves as a model for the same procedure you and I can use to get our problems solved. At Bandung all the nations came together, the dark nations from Africa and Asia. Some of them were Buddhists, some of them were Muslims, some of them were Christians, some were Confucianists, some were atheists. Despite their religious differences, they came together. Some were communists, some were socialists, some were capitalists. Despite their economic and political differences, they came together. All of them were black, brown, red or yellow.

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English Speech: “Learning English is Interesting”

Free download: English Speech Scripts. Title: “Learning English is Interesting”. Duration: 5-10 minutes. Scripts: pdf, written and uploaded by har @2011 www.haarrr.wordpress.com; intended for Indonesian students (SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK, College/University).

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Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Honorable adjudicators;
Distinguished teachers;
Dear participants and all my friends…

First of all, let us praise to the Almighty Allah SWT for His blessings that enable us to gather here. Secondly, may peace be upon the Prophet Muhammad SAW who has guided us into the right ways of life.

Ladies and Gentlemen;
Sisters and Brothers…

In this good opportunity, I would like to give an English speech entitled: “Learning English is Interesting”.

As an international language, English is widely spoken by people around the world. It is also the most commonly used language in sciences, books, magazines, newspapers and other media of news and entertainments. Because of its important role, English is considered as one of the most popular language subjects in many countries, including in our country: Indonesia.

For many years, English has been a compulsory lesson in Indonesia’s secondary schools. Its main purpose is to make students able to compete in the globalization era. The mastery of English will enable students to continue their study to university or hunt for jobs. In wider scope, it is for the sake of developing our country and interacting in international relationship.

Ladies and Gentlemen…

Eventhough English is considered as a very important subject in school, the fact shows that it is still viewed as one of the most difficult lessons to learn. Students do not enjoy English class. They feel bored and afraid of participating actively in teaching-learning process. They sometimes hate English and are not interested to learn it seriously. That is why, many students graduating from senior high schools still cannot speak English well. In fact, they have been learning English for more than six years, since they were at elementary schools…

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An Opening Speech by Master of Ceremonies in English Meeting

Free download: A simple Opening Speech by Master of  Ceremonies (MC) in English Meeting. File: Pdf.  Previews: This  English speech script consists of expressions and utterances occasionally used in handling elementary English speaking/meeting. Grade: for Indonesian students (SMP/MTs/SMA/MA/SMK). Script by Har.

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Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Good morning everybody…

First of all, let us praise to the Almighty Allah SWT, because of His Blessing we are able to come here, to join this English meeting club.

Secondly, may peace be upon our prophet, Muhammad SAW, who has guided us into the right ways of life.

Ladies and Gentlemen;

We, the committee of this English meeting club, would like to say many thanks to all of you who have come here to join, participate and share together in improving our English ability. Without your contribution, it is impossible for us to run this activity. We hope this English meeting will give an advantage for us in developing our language competence, especially speaking skill.

Brothers and Sisters;

Before we run this English meeting, as the host (MC), personally I would like to say I’m so sorry if there are mistakes or inconveniences in my utterances during handling all program or sessions in this meeting.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters;

This English meeting contains 4 sessions (programs).

The first one is “self-introduction”. This session will present 3 participants (new members). I will invite them one by one to stand here, in front of you, to make self introductions. After introducing their selves, they must be ready to answer any questions or comments from all the audiences. Of course, the audiences should not ask about their privacy.  And remember, don’t be afraid of making mistakes in your speaking. Don’t worry about your grammar or rules of English structures. The most important thing in this session is that we start to speak English; we encourage ourselves to be confident in speaking.

The second session is “Discussion”. I will divide all of you into 5 groups. Each group consists of 4 or 5 members. To-day topic is “How to improve our English”. We will choose one of the groups randomly to be the presenter. The other groups can be affirmative or opposite groups…

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An English Speech: “Good Leaders will Make a Better Indonesia”

An English Speech. Topic: Leadership, People Empowering, Community Development. Title: Good Leaders will Make a Better Indonesia.  Speech by: Risa Bhinekawati, one of the most Indonesian inspiring women. Grade: College/University/Government-Public Press. Script and source: Risa Bhinekawati. Re-upload by: har_haarrr.wordpress.com by prior permission from Risa.  ©2010_Risa-Bhinekawati

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About Risa Bhinnekawati: Risa Bhinekawati is a sustainable development practitioner with more than 17 years senior leadership experience with national and international institutions.  She holds a BA degree in Economics (1992), an MBA degree in Managing in Asia (1999), and a Masters degree in International Policy and Practice (2006).  She currently works on her PhD program in Business and Economics. Her areas of expertise include international development, community development, institutional development, policy development, strategic planning, multi-stakeholder management, change management, corporate responsibility, people management, public and corporate governance, and knowledge management.

Risa is very passionate about improving public and corporate governance as well as sustainable development in Indonesia and other developing countries.  Her Danamon Go Green program won 2nd place of BBC World Challenge 2009 and 1st place of Metro TV-UNDP/MDGs award in 2008 and 2009. She is the recipient of the Australian Leadership Award (2009), the Allison Sudradjat Award (2009), and the Indonesia-Australia Merdeka Fellowship (1998) from the Australian government, as well as the Merriman Fellowship (2005) from the George Washington University, USA… More about Risa Bhinekawati, click here>>>…

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GOOD LEADERS WILL MAKE A BETTER INDONESIA

 

Speech by Risa Bhinekawati, a recipient of the  Australian Leadership Award and Allison Sudradjat Award at the Australian Leadership Award Conference Dinner, the National Museum of Australia, 16 March 2010.  The dinner is part of the AusAID Leadership Development Program conference organized by Curtin University, attended by AusAID officials and 180 recipients of the Australian Leadership Awards from 26 Asia Pacific Countries.

Good evening.

It is a real honor for me to receive the Australian Leadership Award, the Allisson Sudradjat Award, and to have an opportunity to deliver this speech.

I thank God for allowing me to reach this far. Being an eldest child of a civil servant in Indonesia is a challenging experience. When I grew up, my family had to work very hard to earn extra money so that my siblings and I could go to school.  Before school, I had to get up at 4am in the morning to go to the market, and then helped my mother to prepare food to cater for the neighborhood. My parents are very special people who have always been my role model.  They show us integrity, perseverance, and faith for not giving up our dreams.

After finishing high school in 1984, I went to evening classes at a secretarial academy and worked as a temporary secretary. By combining school and work, I have been able to solve my short-term needs while building a path towards my long-term career aspirations. I obtained a BA degree in Economics in 1992 with my personal savings, an MBA degree in 1999 with the Indonesia-Australia Merdeka Fellowship from the Australian Government, and a Masters degree in International Policy in 2006 with Merriman Fellowship from the George Washington University, and hopefully will get my PhD in 2012 with the Australian Leadership Award.

For the last 18 years, I have been in seven leadership positions in national and international institutions, dealing with establishing organizations and empowering people; formulating policies and implementing strategic planning; and managing interactions between the government, private sector and civil society. In 2009, my community development program, Danamon Go Green, won the second place in the BBC World Challenge, selected from 900 programs worldwide.  In this program, Danamon Foundation works together with 31 local governments all over Indonesia to convert organic market waste into high quality compost and improve agriculture production.  Every month we process 400 tons of waste into 120 tons of fertilizer.  We also implement management techniques such as balanced score card and on-line reporting for monitoring and evaluation of local governments’ performance.

I never imagine before that my efforts in bringing together the strengths of local government, private sector and community in solving environmental issues while building prosperity at grass-roots level would get such a high recognition.  I am so proud that I am able to bring a local innovation of Indonesia to global audience.  This experience confirm my believe that Indonesians can do better if we are serious and persevere in achieving our goals.

Looking back, I have been wondering why a country with rich natural resources and social capital such as Indonesia cannot afford basic needs for its civil servants and public services for its citizens. Along my career journey, I have built my understanding about the root cause of the problem: lack of public and private sector governance cause corruption; and corruption causes poverty.  As you may know, Indonesia continues its process of transition toward economic and democratic governance.  The country needs strong leaders with a combination of integrity and capability to manage that transition.

Leadership attributes sparkle from within.  I find that my success and failures depend on how effective I motivate others, how much I learn from others, and how well I work with others.

I believe good leaders will make a significant difference, and my dream of having a better Indonesia always motivates me to make good personal and professional decisions.  Now I am 44 with a meaningful life: a mother of a 15 year-old son, a wife, and a senior leader with a proven track record. It is time for me to pursue my real passion to improve the welfare and dignity of Indonesia’s diverse communities. To do so, I need to enhance my capacity and skills so I can play a significant leadership role in the legislative or executive body of Indonesian government. As a leader and a change agent within the government, I believe I can contribute greatly in improving Indonesian human development indexes and governance ratings internationally.

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