14 Jul '18, 3am

Indonesian youth urged to chart course for country

Young Indonesians have helped propel their country forward at critical junctures in its turbulent history and they must once again flex their political muscle to help chart the nation's course during a period of global change and uncertainty, an upcoming young politician said yesterday . "Political ignorance among the youth will be detrimental in the long run," said Mr Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the 39-year-old son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He was delivering a lecture at the Marina Mandarin Singapore organised by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Mr Agus cited history yesterday, recounting how university students sparked the Reformasi movement that led to the end of the 30-year New Order regime of strongman Suharto. A group of young intellectuals had also founded the country's first political movement, Budi Utomo, marking the start of In...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/indonesian-youth-urged...

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