Disaster Relief or PR Campaign?
Monday, 28 November 2022
Public officials and state institutions use the Cianjur earthquake to improve their images. Meanwhile the responsible agencies are dragging their feet over the handling of the disaster.
FOR politicians, public officials, and state institutions in this republic, natural disasters are not always a tragedy. Under the public spotlight, disasters are often turned into a way for them to improve their images.
This was seen after the 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Cianjur, West Java, on November 21. Members of the House of Representatives (DPR) and ministers rushed to the disaster location. Some of them went to hand over supplies, pro...
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