Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Indonesia seeks to join the TPP

What to do? When you have so many detractors at home blocking you, you gotta to take a page from Zhu Rongji playbook. Premier Zhu used the WTO to reform China. Jokowi must be trying to use TPP to do the same for Indonesia. Obama of course welcome this as the fight at home is not over yet.

Question is can Jokowi pulls this off? Meanwhile to put it mildly the haze debacle at home is getting interesting. This must be the straw that broke the camel's back but this rapacious business people are worse than demons. Totally selfish.

Update: Nov 1, 2:20pm

Must have alarmed SBY so much eh? Indonesia cannot pull this off for a very long time. Obama was very polite and did not want Jokowi to lose face.


  1. Highly unlikely that jokowi is the person to push through the tpp. The clauses on state owned enterprise will be the straw that broke the camel back. And he does not control the dpr or even his own party.

    1. True! Really tough to the point of impossible.