What Indonesia needs is to dump its old feudal ways and culture, says Soetrisno Bachir.
At a seminar discussing Indonesian culture in modern times Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN) politician Soetrisno Bachir attempted to answer the question:
Can Indonesia become a first rank country, able to compete with the world and provide prosperity for its people?
Bachir said this was unlikely while old ways and habits of a feudal nature still had an influence over the life of the people and their characters.
Sutrisno called for a new culture, given that traditional ways were not up to the task today, and given that the world was converging, cultures were gradually flowing into one another and uniting.