We have seen together, until this moment, corruption is still a tricky problem for the Indonesian nation. The transition from “Orde Baru” government to “the reformation” had not been able to cure the ‘disease’ that one. The freedom offered by “the reformation” makes this disease the more fertile and spread to more various life aspects.. In Gatra magazine noted, “In the era of reformation, corrupt practices even spread in all directions not only in the realm of bureaucracy”. Why can happen so, when it can be said that the initiator of the Reformation era is the youth and students are known for his high sense of idealism?
Perhaps one answer is that students – particularly students abroad – has done “sins” that he never realized. Actually I was afraid to call it a sin, so I am? That’s why I wrote it in quotation marks. So that word can be replaced with other words, such as ignorance or kekurangmautahuan (Indonesian Language).
On the way of minal mahdi his ilal lahdi, “student” is one of way that choosen by some Indonesian people. Of course, this road is very good, even fairly prestigious. I call it as a highway road. With the highway road, the chaotic traffic of this country will be able to overcome. But unfortunately, the highway just make minal mahdi his ilal lahdi curves of a student has a negative gradient due to ignorance or kekurangmautahuan.
Car they drive is dishonesty UAN, a ticket that they use is SKTL manipulation, the gateway that they passed is mafia of SNMPTN. The money was used to pay is a cash prize.
I’m so afraid to write this – let alone to publish it, fear wrong and nonsense. Therefore, I stay here ends meet let me no more nonsense. This paper is not going to vilify the students, because I am also a student *. I just remind myself not to play games with time, not playing with promise. The promise that made me afraid to be a student and many times thought of leaving.
“O God, give us the strength to do this duty, and give us the power and ability to perform the duties of servants. Because there is no power except from you. “
Soeroboyo, 19 February 2010