A year had the government of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo passed. Many things need to be noted in this Jokowi year reign. However, Jokowi has become a sort of phenomenon in Indonesia, even in the world. Jokowi began his political career as Mayor of Solo, later became Governor of Jakarta. And then sticking elected as the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
Lots of interesting things in the Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's lunge. Ranging from how to face the public until the lovers and haters who continue to "fight" and quipped in social media. In short, the haters always mocked Jokowi, and the success he has made. In contrast with the lovers, they are extremely blindly support Jokowi.
Of course there is rational group, they criticized theJokowi's policy that were less constructive, on the other hand they support and commend his efforts to build this Republic of Indonesia. We can judge a person whether on what group if we pay attention to their status and comments on social media nowadays.
There is no denying that the Jokowi's popularity are declining in Indonesia. That's because some time ago, Jokowi issued a decision that feels burdensome to the people. The policy was removing fossil fuel subsidies. Prices to be increased due to this policy. Including the prices of basic necessities. Indonesia is still importing rice from Thailand and Vietnam.
The public concern now is the promise of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during the campaign were judged by the public has not been done. That promise was the development of adequate infrastructure in Indonesia. We also do not kno how continuation of Jokowi promise to form a shaft maritime and marine toll. Indeed, rationally, if the promise can be fulfilled, the development and progress will be felt in Eastern Indonesia.
The lagging development in Eastern Indonesia, to propose one of them is due to a lack of infrastructure there. One could even say there's no infrastructure. Jokowi government reasoned that in order to build adequate infrastructure in Eastern Indonesia will be take time. In fact, many regulations that impede the development of this infrastructure.
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's Cabinet stated that the infrastructure development can not be implemented within a period of presidency. In periods subsequent administration, this program remain to be implemented. We are already far behind. Even with Malaysia that have smaller territory, our infrastructure is much less.
(photograph by Emile Seno Aji)