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Indonesian President Joko Widodo

President Joko Widodo

Zelensky’s message delivered to Putin, say Jokowi following talks- ST 1 July 22, page A3.

I salute and I respect the current Indonesian President, Joko Widodo even more for volunteering to act as a go between 2 warring countries half a world away from our region.

Singapore could have seized the opportunity to be an interlocutor but alas, our gungho and inferior, in fact, outright stupid foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan (VB) blew it all away by jumping at the earliest opportunity to sanction Russia for its invasion.

A deeper and more strategic thinking foreign minister would have gathered all our ASEAN member countries to collectively condemn Russia for the invasion but offer to be an interlocutor for both countries.

That way, our stand is clearly conveyed, our position is acceptable to all and still making our mark and contributions towards global peace.

As a foreign minister, despite his impeccable education and glib tongued, I consider VB as a weak if not an outright failure who is in a totally different class and calibre from the late S. Rajaratnam.

Joko Widodo was not a military general or a scholar. He didn’t have any impeccable education and didn’t come from any prominent families or having a prime minister father. He was a furniture businessman and his father was a wood seller who piled his trade on the city streets…but I consider him as Indonesia’s most outstanding president after the late President Suharto.

If Joko Widodo continues to be a major player working hard to help end the Ukraine war, he could possibly be in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize and the scholars and generals filled pap government and suckerporeans could only watch, suck and salivate.

If only we have a smarter and more strategic thinking and effective foreign minister, we could easily have done much better to capitalise on the situation and generously buttered our bread both sides.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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18 Responses to “Indonesian President Joko Widodo”

  • Confused Simom:

    Stop worshiping Nobel peace prize. That American got that peace prize and then he became a peaceful President, NOT! The peace prize is like a used toilet paper.

    It is a western weapon to idolise almost exclusively western leaders, even if they are warmongers and war criminals, and also a few eastern dissidents. The pattern is obvious.

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  • Gluten:

    Some plan Back door/exit B.

    Nothing to do with people dying.

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  • Cancel the PAP:

    Indonesia produce another world class politician in finance whose name I can’t recall from raw memory. She is well known in her own tight.
    Indonesia had aptly described SG just, as only a red dot.
    Many rich pple know and understand what is SG good for – to park money, and SG, offers as them as a good hotel for them to stay. Look at the PAP – how much of what they do politically is to carry Millionaire Balls. And to Eff Singaporeans, as much as they can, except their votes.
    The average poor SG is deluded unknowingly, even thank the PAP for allowing 1000s to steal their jobs, it is JUST, FINE!

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  • knn:

    Simple Simon says, Suharto the most outstanding President of Indonesia.

    Yes, in terms of the most number of Indonesians massacred.

    Yes, in terms of corruption.

    Yes, in terms of racial discrimination.

    It took a holy religious leader cum President Gus Dur to overturn all his racist policies practised for 4 decades to free Indonesia from its dark past.

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  • mrWie:

    Mr Joko Widodo was born and grew up in a poor family.
    His success is a result of hardship, determination and integrity.

    Now at the top he remains humble and always fights for small people,
    as he knows what it means to be poor…

    Ours? what a contrast!

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  • VB is smart, very smart:

    To be able to go between Putin and Zelensky, first must know how to take out and ride on horseback. Next must be able to be a film actor like Zelensky.

    Joko couldn’t do both and you guess what would be the outcome?

    VB is smart, very smart indeed.

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  • smart nation:

    The clown can only act as a tourist guide to 2 biggest clowns in the world!!

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  • xoxo:

    Joko can really *joget*!
    Thats what statesman ought to be,not passing BOMBastic jibes at a BIGGER COUNTRY like how the HEN crowed up the wrong TREE n endanger us?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Small nations should stop trying to look big by blowing themselves up like a balloon. Balloons go pop when they are too stressed.

    Why is he doing this? For fame and popularity. Does he know what the stakes are in Ukraine? This is WWIII in the making. He already has terrorists threatening $inkieland. The Indonesian economy is a mess and people are going to riot soon if the food and inflation issue get out of hand. Yet he is talking big about things half a world away – why does he not deal with things more to his size and his position as Indonesian president?

    When you play with the big boys you get whacked big time. A big head will not save him or Indonesia in case he fcuks up.

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  • Trust only myself:

    Ours how to win Nobel Peace Prize…….throwing $20 millions as tea boy is already vast improvement, after throwing away few hundred millions in YOG……..

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  • panyusg:

    Indonesia is Chair of the G20 for 2022. That is why Widodo went to Ukraine and Russia.

    I salute Widodo. He set the example of what a diplomat should do. Others have tried… Macron, Erdogan, UN secretary General, etc.

    The War is now a Cold War between East and West. It will not be stopped. There are bigger geopolitics at play…

    - Dismantling of EU
    - Collapse of the US and EU economies and currencies
    - A deep global recession and collapse of leading fiat currencies

    Putin is collecting tens of billions, lining up China and India as buyers. Once he has set that up, he will cut energy from Europe, cut oil production but sell at a deep discount to China and India.

    A sky high Oil price will collapse the world economy but keep BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and S. Africa) going.

    Singapore will suffer. Indonesia will not…there was a lot more dicussed directly between Widodo and Putin. Ukraine message carrying was just the excuse.

    Indonesia is a rising power in Asean. Unfortunately the term of Widodo ends in 2024.

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  • 蓝脚龙(Lán jiǎo lóng):

    Fret not!
    蓝脚龙(Lán jiǎo lóng) will come to the rescue!
    MayDay! MayDay!
    蓝脚龙(Lán jiǎo lóng)!
    蓝脚龙(Lán jiǎo lóng)!
    万岁(Wansui)! 万岁(Wansui)!

    我来了(Wo Lai Le)…!
    我来了(Wo Lai Le)…!

    !!!!!!……?!

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  • xoxo:

    I sincerely hope Mr Widodo can achieve something with his PEACE EFFORT.
    This is the only RIGHT WAY TO GO.
    The world is suffering from a stubborn pandemic despite billions of *life samples* dished out; big pharma$ still cannot find a PROPER VACCINE?
    What about ELON N JEFF STOP COMPETING IN OUTER SPACE N CONCENTRATE RESOURCES ON FINDING A *CURE* for this Covid?
    The more THE GREED,the longer COVID persists.

    Greed is the real culprit.

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  • What A Big Joke ?:

    Tiny Singapore put sanction against Russia. Vivian, its time you wake up your farking idea.

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  • VB is smart, very smart:

    VB is smart, very smart indeed!

    What A Big Joke ?:
    Tiny Singapore put sanction against Russia. Vivian, its time you wake up your farking idea.

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  • MarBowling:

    What A Big Joke ?:
    July 6, 2022 at 12:55 am (Quote)
    Tiny Singapore put sanction against Russia. Vivian, its time you wake up your farking idea.

    Response: This Joker with a Girly Name has NO BALLS ONE! He is just following the instruction given by his Big Boss(a FAVORITE pet poodle of Sleepy Joe)who is also has NO BALLS and a Limbek LJ!

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    So whats the result ?

    Did the war end?

    Did the fighting temporarily stop for at least a few weeks ?

    Did tonnes of food export successfully out of Ukraine to the rest of the world ?

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  • Joko:

    Joko Widodo is good for Indonesia..
    Sometimes you need an outsider to do a better job.
    Can think out of the box..and no inbreeding…

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