The Former of ESDM Ministeron General Lecture on Politics and Democracy
[unsoed.ac.id, Tue, 21/03/17] Held in Hall Building of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Monday (20/3), a general lecture entitled “MemuliakanKembaliPolitikdanDemokrasi Kita” (Revenerating Our Politics and Democracy) was conducted. This event invited Sudirman Said as the former of ESDMMinister (Energy and Mineral Resources) who currently serves as the Chief of HarkatNegeri Institute. This event was also attended by Vice Dean of the Faculty, The Advisor Board of HarkatNegeri Institute, Program Director of HarkatNegeri Institute and several lecturers and students.
The Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Ali Rokhman, M.Si., welcomed the invited speaker in his speech. He stated that the political condition in Indonesia is closely related to political elites and issues. “In terms of Energy and Mineral Resources, it relates to the foreign companies which manage the resources and other political issues”, He said. He also urged the students and participants to draw their attention on this topic regarding its high competency of the speaker to broaden their insight of politics and democracy in Indonesia.
In his speech, Sudirman Said discussed the reveneration of politics and democracy in Indonesia by considering its heterogeneous population. This can be done by open recruitment for best youth to regenerate political party leadership as was as to confirm democracy for the people interest. “There is a bright future for Indonesia development and economy. Some predict that it will be the 5th power of the world in the next 15 years in the condition that the country solved the problems of bureaucracy, corruption, human resources improvement and law enforcement”, he added.