Thu, 08 May 2008
Wednesday, 07 May, 2008 | 13:03 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Vice president Jusuf Kalla has he considers that the government’s performance under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and himself has not been too bad.

He asked members of the general public to also look at economic achievements and other progress made in other sectors recently.

Based on the parameter of income per capita of US$2,000 per year, Indonesia has achieved a better economic situation.

“There is no multi-dimensional crisis,” said Kalla during a national development planning meeting in Jakarta yesterday (6/5).

Two days ago, a survey report from the Indonesia Research and Development Institute stated that respondents were optimistic the government could solve problems in law enforcement, corruption eradication, and economic issues.

According to Kalla, Indonesian's income per capita during the crisis was US$500, and people were still able to survive.

Indonesia is not importing rice this year, there is Rp900 trillion balance in the state budget, and economic development has been shifted to outside Java.

The government, he said, continues empowering the poor by providing direct cash assistance and national community empowerment programs.

Kalla went on to say that law enforcement has been much better by having a layered system that includes the police force, the Commission to Eradicate Corruption (KPK), the General Attorney’s Office (AGO), and internal government departments.

Anton Aprianto | Dwi Riyanto Agustiar



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