Bachtiar Chamsyah

Oct 14th, 2007, in News, by

Indonesia doesn't need foreign government aid, says Bachtiar Chamsyah.

Social Affairs minister Bachtiar Chamsyah said in Kediri on 11th October that the Indonesian government did not need any foreign aid or help in the handling of natural disasters, out of national pride. antara

It's about national pride, we don't need foreign help in dealing with natural disasters. It's been too long that other people have determined our worth, it's time we did things ourselves.

Just recently, he said, the government had rejected offers of help from Singapore and Malaysia, after the Bengkulu earthquake.

Bachtiar Chamsyah
Bachtiar Chamsyah.


14 Comments on “Bachtiar Chamsyah”

  1. avatar iamisaid says:

    “Indonesia doesn’t need foreign government aid”
    (Bachtiar Chamsyah)

    This should go down as the Understatement of the Year.

  2. avatar Pakmantri says:

    Or maybe it is a sign that Mr. Chamsyah and his elite class buddies are ready to give back 50% of their loot to the people for disaster relief fund …………………. yeah right!!! 🙂

  3. avatar Oigal says:

    Outstanding, this will save the rest of the world buckets of course as usual lots of little people will die but as long as his pride is ok.

    By the way, with only 1.3 Million people paying tax where is this money coming from?

    Seriously, the sad truth is he may well get his way, a lot of nations are getting “charity worn out” when they see billions of dollars corrupted away from where it is needed time after time.

  4. avatar iamisaid says:

    Quote,
    “…..where is this money coming from?”
    Unquote.
    (Oigal)

    If I may borrow from Achmad Sudarsono’s “Mojopahit Empire” where he comments that “Australia (being a vassal of the Mojopahit Empire) will become just another mendicant, begging….”, it infers that Australia would learn from her new Master what mendicancy is all about.

  5. avatar Andrew says:

    Indonesia doesn’t need foreign government aid, says Bachtiar Chamsyah.

    Riiiight… and oh, I heard Indonesia was going to the moon in a year.

  6. avatar WP says:

    Riiiight”¦ and oh, I heard Indonesia was going to the moon in a year.

    Perhaps no one ever has, according to this:

    http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/9994_moon.html

    Sorry to be off topic. 🙂 But anyway, Social Affairs minister does not mean much in Indonesian politics. So I guess the guy is just desparate to make impression

  7. avatar Andrew says:

    Ha ha ha, WP, it doesn’t matter – in fact, if noone ever has gone to the moon, wouldn’t that make it more amazing for Indonesia to go there in a year?

    LOL

  8. avatar Raden says:

    Yes Bachtiar absolutely do not need foreign help, look at the way he handles Porong mud flow victims, just ignore the victims, so there is no noeed for any help

  9. avatar Foundation One says:

    Kinda like the street beggar who refuses a hot meal and fresh clothes in mid-December.

    Smart.

  10. avatar HeavenlySword says:

    He looks foreign to me..

  11. avatar Andrew says:

    Common problem with most officials, like this guy Bachtiar Chamsyah: they don’t have one (or worse, all) of these qualities-

    1. compassion
    2. conscience
    3. integrity
    4. brain
    5. …

    He obviously didn’t think of the millions of Indonesians who suffer when he made that statement. Nor did he care about how those people feel.

    How did we end up with an idiot like this in our cabinet?

  12. avatar Foundation One says:

    How did we end up with an idiot like this… ?

    I could say the same about a sizeable portion of Indonesia’s M/DPR. IMHO, it’s a miracle the Indonesian government hasn’t run itself to the ground yet.

    Perhaps this can be used to prove the assertion that you don’t need compassion, conscience, integrity, intellect, etc. to succeed in (Indonesian) politics?

  13. avatar HeavenlySword says:

    4. brain

    lol Andrew, he’s brain is still intact, very original, very expensive if one day he decided to trade his in.

  14. avatar Dimp says:

    Or maybe it is a sign that Mr. Chamsyah and his elite class buddies are ready to give back 50% of their loot to the people for disaster relief fund “¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦. yeah right!!! 🙂

    I think 10% would be sufficient….

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