Indonesia still has a lot to do

Indonesia still has a lot to do

Jakarta : Indonesia | Aug 17, 2012 at 2:38 AM PDT
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Indonesia still has a lot to do

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The general chairperson of opposition Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Megawati Soekarnoputri, said there is still a lot to do to make the nation equal with other nations in the world.

"Indonesia`s independence is now reaching its 67th anniversary, which is still quite young," she said after a ceremony to mark the independence anniversary at the party`s headquarters here on Friday.

Megawati, who is the daughter of one of the independence proclaimers, first president Soekarno or popularly called "Bung Karno", called on the nation to be proud of the country`s independence.

"We must continue instilling and passing on the pride on the independence to the next generation," she said.

She said the independence was achieved through struggles and a lot of people had sacrificed their assets and lives for it, which was the things that the nation must always be proud of.

Megawati said without the struggle Indonesia would never have a national identity among nations in the world and would be nothing.

TaschTaufan is based in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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