A people's president
What an uplifting article on the new Indonesian president! Joko Widodo indeed comes across as an exception in the world of politics and power where the most important factor required for success and upward growth is wealth and social status. I hope Widodo succeeds in implementing the same governance model at a national level that he applied at the local level. The challenges mentioned in the article are true. It is not going to be an easy job but with consistency and hard work, he can achieve his goals.
Indonesia has been under military influence for a long time. The leaders of such countries – where one-man rule has persisted – tend to forget one basic reality: they can’t do everything alone. Delegation of power is essential for the smooth functioning of the state. It is expected that Widodo will not commit the same mistake and instead make a strong team with enviable credentials to oversee different affairs. Widodo should remember that he who tries to be a Jack of all trades ends up being a master of none.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia