"Don't get me wrong, I am serious about my civic responsibility and never miss voting in elections, even when I was studying abroad. I have every interest in exercising my rights and ensuring the next government is competent and responsive to people's needs"Thus, in this matter I assumed he will vote and he know for sure who is that candidate. Right, my friend?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Just my two cents for Berly's article
Berly made a very good article in The Jakarta Post that you should read here.
Somehow I feel that he emphasizing reason no.2 of why I would not vote for legislative election this year. Although he did not clearly mentioned that he also share my perspective on being non-voter this year, like he said
On the other hand, at the end of his article he suggest "Use the money well, introduce us to the candidates". However, I believe with such a tight schedule (read: not enough time available), the candidates will race with every possible way to make sure that we - the voter - to vote them no matter how well we know them. What I mean is their main objective now it to get as many vote as possible. After that, who cares...
Anyway, Berly indeed wrote a very good opinion in this article. Bravo!