JAKARTA - When the president holds a speech in parliament it is normally assumed that most members of parliament do show some interest in at least showing up. Whether they are awake during the speech is another question in this matter. During a speech held by president Yudhoyono earlier, 359 of the 548 members of parliament did not even bother to show up.
This lazy and irresponsible attitude of those members of the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) is undermining the trust of the normal people in legislators at the highest position in this country, while their salaries are paid for by taxes. Corruption, sex scandals and laziness are degrading the status of those representing the people but do also harm the trust of the people in democracy itself.
So for all those lazy legislators; wake up from your afternoon nap and do something for your salary!