USD 1 = IDR 8. Why Not?

USD 1 = IDR 8. Why Not?

USD 1 = IDR 8. Why Not?

I wrote the article below on November 7, 2007, when nobody talked nor mentioned about this, let alone discussing it. Indonesian economy had gained its momentum since 7 years ago, where it grows convincingly when others' fell. Indonesia, is now the world's 16th largest economy, and member of prestigious G20, a group consisting of world's 20 largest economies. Rupiah, Indonesia's currency, is one of world best performing currencies, and it is now very stable. The Indonesian government's plan to denominate the rupiah is really just in time. Soon, you will not see many zeroes in Indonesia's money. Rupiah is very likely to be somewhere around $1 = Rp. 8 after the denomination. Well, GNFI supports the plan and will do anything needed to help the government to materialize the plan. Enjoy the old-yet-new article. "Go to cafe's or food stalls in Jakarta malls, or even malls in small cities like Jogja or Solo, you'll easily find them putting the price lists without the last three zeros. Nobody finds it confusing. A cup of coffee is Rp 27.5 (means Rp.27,500), and for sure you will (still) have to pay Rp.27,500 with the current currency. It will really simplify our transaction, our 'money-spelling', and hehehe... raise our dignity. My Singapore family always "complained" about the zeros which is "too" many and sometimes make it 'scary'. No wonder because their currency is always high. Once I was in a rural area in Province of Albay, Central Philippines, when I mentioned my salary (in rupiah) they shouted "Haaaaaaaaaaaaa", because they did not realize how 'poor' our currency is compared to others. I've been to some "economically-smaller" countries like the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and here we go: US$ 1 = SI$ 12 (solomon islands dollar) US$1 = R. 10 (Srinlankan Rupee) US$1 = P. 49 (Philippines Peso). Yesterday, I bought optical mouse for my laptop, and the seller said in Javanese "Regane SEKET" (The price is FIFTY), without the "thousand" which means that most people (if not all people) have already considered it as USUAL, ACCEPTABLE. It is now government's duty to follow it up by issuing new money with new denomination, by "removing" the three zeros, and give a year tolerance to "market" this new money. A year was enough for Turkey to do exactly the same thing."

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Akhyari Hananto
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Akhyari Hananto

http://www.goodnewsfromindonesia.org

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy

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