– After 25 years of reform, the situation is still not developing well for a just economy, instead it is setback.

This statement was conveyed by the Chairperson of the Indonesian Indigenous Entrepreneurs Association (HIPPI), Suryani Motik some time ago.

Suryani further reminded the importance of voicing a just economy.

“In the past, we carried out reforms together because we saw injustice. Now the trend in the business world is even more difficult. There used to be something to fear but now there is none. Corruption is everywhere, if the business world doesn’t join in, corruption is also difficult,” he said.

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In terms of land ownership, it is also only controlled by certain groups in an extraordinary way.

Access to resources and so on is also difficult for small businesses and many people to penetrate. Indeed, the system looks good, but what the small business friends below are feeling is no better.

“It must be remembered together that a just economy policy must start from the macro to the end, and if it is implemented then it will benefit the people a lot. Prosperity must be given as much as possible for the people. Not only focusing on taxes and customs,” he said.

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According to Professor of Paramadina University Prof. Didin S. Damanhuri that since the early 1970s until now, the mindset of the builders has not changed and only relies on the trickle down effect which has no real downward implementation.

Bappenas, according to Didin, was also stripped with only formalistic planning.

“All state revenues and expenditures are under the coordination of the Minister of Finance, as well as BI, taxation, customs and so on. That was the beginning that opened up opportunities for money laundering and large-scale corruption which are currently increasingly prevalent,” he said.

Didin regrets that since 1998 there has been no economic support for the people’s economy and the marginalized.

“Likewise, there is no open access to financial resources for small-scale economic development. There is planning for the people’s and small-scale economy, but it’s just a mere formality,” he said.

By Chavez

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