Thursday, 16 October 2008
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In the other hand most of the developing country such as Indonesia still based on the wealth or power that they have. In other words that people who have more power and money can become the leader of this country. This is the major reason why the number corruption is very high in Indonesia. So from the point above I can conclude that meritocracy is a myth in Indonesia.
written by Sharon Tanamas
Meritocracy is a social system in which a reward or occupational position is given to the talented based on their talents, not by their social position, family connection, wealth, or ethnic group. It is a social system that is based on fairness, objectivity, and equality by recognizig one's talent and/or ability.
Some would agree that the world would be a better place if we could achieve meritocracy. But nowadays, it can be seen that wealth and social position play a major role in society. For instance, in Indonesia, those who are wealthy and/or hold a high social position tend to receive special treatments and obtain easier ways to get things done or be put on their laps by other people.
Those who have big talents but are in the regular class or a lower class, have to work harder to get things done, in spite of their talents. Though it may seem unfair, we can see that it is a fact and it happens in Indonesia. Until now, meritocracy is still consedered a myth in Indonesia.
By : Raisa Andriana 01PBE
Proved by the creation of one of the Pancasila principles, “Social justice for the entire people of Indonesia”, it could be assumed that meritocracy is initially an important belief or system held by Indonesians and its government. Unfortunately, today’s display of meritocracy is questionable with the high rate of corruption, collusion and nepotism contaminating the country’s government system. Due to these deceitful and unfair behaviours, appointments or credits are often given only to individuals who are considered as superior. The situation is aggravated by the existing cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious barrier shared among different groups in Indonesia which further make meritocratic system seems unfeasible to be applied. Another factor that threats meritocracy in the country is also the wide economic gap within the society which affects opportunity and level of education possessed by different groups in the country to advance. Poverty in Indonesia, worsened by the corrupt government, has made the less fortunate lost their opportunities to better living conditions due to the interrupted assistance services such as subsidies, health benefits or free education. With the numerous issues haunting the country and a dishonest government system ineffectively handling them, it is firmly believed that meritocracy is a myth in Indonesia.
Indonesia, like any other countries wants and needs a great leader who can work logically, hard and honestly. Usually, these leaders are selected by the people who chose the president who will choose his/her own cabinet to help him/ her to run the country. Obliviously, only the best in their performance can only and should be selected. There are many methods such as nepotism, oligarchy, cronyism or social position to choose the people of the cabinet. But, seeing the repetitious bad condition happening in Indonesia such as major corruption, illegal logging and etc, it seems that the government is not selecting their people by their talents, which they should be. Therefore, seeing the progress of Indonesia government, meritocracy is just and had been a myth.
Nowadays, applying for a job is no walk in the park. There will be competition and applicants will be judge by plenty of factors. These factors such as; talent, ability, social status and even family connections will determine the result of the decision. Usually talent and ability are the factors that are more significant than the others, and when an applicant is accepted by those factors, it is called meritocracy. But companies from different countries have different perception of the factors. In Indonesia, talent and ability are not that significant. Social status and family connections are much more capable to affect the decision rather than talent and ability. There are plenty of people who got accepted because of connections. It seems that this kind of acceptance has been a culture for Indonesia, and has been done through out history. Therefore, meritocracy is a myth in Indonesia.
by: Xyzquo G.D. Poernomo
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
1 : a mixture of many drugs and honey formerly held to be an antidote to poison
*2 : cure-all
“Chicken soup may not really be a theriac,” said Helen, sniffling between spoonfuls, “but there certainly is something comforting about eating it when you’re feeling sick.”
Did you know?
There really is no such thing as a single remedy for all that ails us.
But that hasn’t kept English speakers from creating, not just a single word, but several words, that mean “cure-all”: “catholicon,” “elixir,” “nostrum,” “panacea,” and today’s word, “theriac.” When we first used “theriac,” it meant “an antidote for poison” — for any and all poisons, that is. That’s how our Roman and Greek forebears used their “theriaca” and “thēriakē,” which derive ultimately from the Greek word for “wild animal.” The first theriac was supposedly created by the first-century Greek physician Andromachus, whose concoction consisted of some 70 drugs pulverized with honey. Medieval physicians created even more elaborate theriacs to dose a plague-dreading populace, for whom the possibility of a cure-all didn’t seem too wild a notion at all.
there's a need for face-to-face consultations before the surveys are
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008
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