SBY & KPK - It's All Too Much
For a long time, I've wanted to write about the engrossing story of skullduggery in high places - perjury, money laundering and absconding business men, bribery
, sex and murder
, it's all there - but trying to reduce it into a blog post is nigh on impossible.
However, I've just come across an idea which might work.
I could Tweet. After all, attention spans nowadays barely last longer than the time it takes to rd 140 k'ters. WTF, a?. Others have tried it, successfully
, albeit in snack-sized bytes, and possibly unsuccessfully
. However, this luddite needs to get up to speed on the various acronyms and slackerisms and social-networking slang that
(would) litter the text. And frankly if you have to look these things up you might prefer a real book.
Pause for thought: The above is 138 words long, but tweeting is all about characters and there are 794 with spaces, so that won’t do.
I think this might though.SBY & KPK - a tale of skullduggery, corruption, sex and murder in high places
That's 79 characters with spaces.
But if you want proper posts, ones I wish I'd written but like fellow blogger Treespotter - "the whole thing is taking an airport novel proportion in their big made up mess. It reads worse than fiction"
- couldn't, then check out Rob Baiton. He has followed the story from the beginning
, a story that has now lead to an avalanche of public support
for the deputy chairmen of the Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi
/ KPK) imprisoned for expressing their opinions
. This affaire d'état
pits the national police against those of us who wonder about their motivation in attempting to sabotage the KPK, the most successful law enforcement agency in Indonesia.
SBY has become embroiled for both exceeding his presidential authority in directly appointing replacement deputy chairmen yet saying that that he can't interfere in due legal process.
Agreeing with Tree, I commented on Rob's most recent post
, there's a massive tome to written on this real life scandal, one that is threatening to diminish SBY's popularity
and his avowed intent to see the eradication of the culture of corruption.
The public at large, of which I am but one voice, wants a speedy, transparent and just resolution to the matter. Without it, distrust of all authority can only grow.