Time for Campus Reforms
It is ironic that while this country is now strongly democratic, university campuses have been left behind. All around the nation, the selection of university presidents has led to government intervention.
The problem arises from the existing symbiosis and collusion between two people involved in higher education: prospective presidents and people carrying out the mandate of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. As soon the opportunity presents…
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.