THEJAKARTAPOST.COM – A national survey found that 51.2 percent said that they are unsatisfied with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono’s job performance.
The survey conducted by the Pol-Tracking Institute found that most of the respondents were unhappy with the SBY cabinet’s work in the economy.
Pol-Tracking Institute executive director Hanta Yuda said 71 percent of the Indonesian people are dissatisfied with the government’s performance in the economy.
“Their dissatisfaction in the field of the economy had been clearly reflected in their perspective on the basic commodity prices that had skyrocketed over the last several months,” said Hanta in a press conference on SBY-Boediono’s job evaluation survey in Jakarta on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.
Apart from the economy, Hanta added, the majority of the respondents in the survey were also dissatisfied with the government’s job in the field of law. 58 percent of respondents complained that they were not satisfied with the outcome of law enforcement in Indonesia.
According to Hanta, such judgment emerged as the National Police, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) were unable to show a synergy in completing investigations on big graft scandals.
“A growing number of public officials that had been arrested for their alleged involvement in graft cases had created a certain public perception on the governments job in the field of law,” he went on.
The survey further revealed that 46 percent of respondents are dissatisfied with the law enforcer’s work on maintaining security.
Hanta said recent shootings of police officers had left people worrying about the nation’s security. “It is important because it seems that police, the symbol of security in this country, had been paralyzed. Moreover, people feel that criminality levels in certain areas are still high,” he said.
Based on the survey, the SBY-Boediono administration is appreciated in two fields: education and health. (ebf)