Minister says thanks for scolding
STUDENTS IRKED BY HIS ADVICE
TIMES have changed, says Indonesia’s Minister for Education and Culture Juwono Sudarsono.
After being scolded by student activists for advising them on the need for “safe, orderly and controlled” demonstrations in future protests, he said: “Now it is the students who regulate ministers, rather than the other way around.”
He described the students as “absolute idealists”.
“If I were an absolute idealist I would have become an environment minister, attending conferences all over the world rather than staying here being scolded by students.
“But thanks for the scolding.”