Strategic Weapons' Shopping Spree
Monday, 7 June 2021
Strange, opaque and not in accordance with the state finances that are in a mess, the plan by the defense minister to buy weapons must be cancelled. The finance minister must not remain silent.
THE desire of the defense minister to purchase a range of the primary weapons systems worth over Rp1,760 trillion during this pandemic is an overreaction, is showing off and reflects a state of paranoia.
It is an overreaction and is showing off because the plan is not appropriate given the state of the nation’s finances that are under pressure because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is paranoid because this desire is based...
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