Someone sms-ed me this morning from Jakarta (thanks, bro!), he said that Indonesia’s finance minister, Ms. Sri Mulyani had been appointed as Managing Director of World Bank. I followed the news until just now, and eventually the president gave approval.
I understand that this has brought waves of twitter messages, along the the pros and contras. To me, I put it simply this way… “The world needs her”. This selection highlights the rising global role of Indonesia, the fourth most-populous nation and a member of the Group of 20 emerging and developed countries.
She is arguably the one who has guided economic policy for Indonesia, navigating successfully in the midst of the global economic crisis, implementing key reforms, and earning the respect of her peers across the world. That’s what people out there say about her.
In fact, I am sure, there are many other individuals in Indonesia whose capacities are at the same level with Sri Mulyani’s, and are ready to replace her position as finance minister. To name a few, there are Ms. Aviliani, Mr. Anggito Abimanyu, Cyrilus Harinowo, Sandiaga Uno, and many more. These people are certainly capable enough to take that position, and I am sure, they’ll again amaze the world.
Sri Mulyani, YOU GIVE US SO MUCH PRIDE. Indonesia thanks you!
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