(Rev. Mangapul Sagala)
Dr Eka Darmaputera, an Indonesian theologian, once said that the Indonesian problem is basically a moral problem. I think most of us –if not all- would agree with that statement. Since what is known as the main caused of the problem, namely the so called "KKN", Indonesian abbreviation for "Corruption", "Collusion" and "Nepotism" have to do with moral values. It is very sad to say that very few Indonesian leaders are freed from that "sickness". It had been accepted as a lawful thing in the Suharto regime. Hence, within thirty- two years of his leadership as the President, he and other leaders from the highest to the lowest position, from Jakarta -the capital city- to other towns as well as villages that spread out in thousand islands in Indonesia, they built up their own "KKN".
It is publicly known that whoever will be the following presidents, will face the same problem. Therefore, even though Indonesia is known as a "paradise" which its huge-rich natural resources, yet Indonesia is one of the biggest debtors in the world. This "KKN" has certainly brought upon Indonesia a great problem, and causes its people to suffer very much!