parliament to set targets regarding how much legislation it is going to pass in a five year parliamentary term.
This is then broken down into annual targets. Within these annual targets there is some flexibility to ensure that the parliament has the ability to deal with emergency legislation that might arise as a result on an emerging and urgent happening, such as a global financial crisis for example.
The system also allows for the parliament to prioritise certain pieces of legislation where there is a specific need to ne met.
managed to pass 0 of those targeted bills.
Yes, that is right readers, the Indonesian parliament has not managed to pass a single piece of legislation in 2010. The prolegnas for 2010 has been revised to just 17 pieces of legislation to be passed in 2010. Of these 17 pieces of legislation the two biggest priorities for the parliament are supposedly defense related; a defense cooperation bill with Russia and a ratification of a MOU with Brunei on similar defense issues. Meanwhile, the other priority legislation that the parliament wants to pass in what is left of this year include, among others, bills on immigration, fund transfers, money laundering, clemency, and public accountants.
There is little wonder that the parliament is roundly criticised for its work ethic and being nothing more than a junket where members seek to exploit the public purse in any way that they can. Based on this alone, it would be reasonable to argue that the current members are not earning their salaries, they are an embarrassment to themselves and to their constituents and to the country.
barely managed to meet quorum in terms of members present. The failure of so many members to attend the session was written off to post-World Cup Final fever. Yet, like anything else, staying up late to watch football is hardly an excuse to skip work the next day!
Quite simply, the Indonesian people want better and they deserve better. Members of the Indonesian parliament shame, shame, shame on you as your performance record is a sad joke and a poor reflection on you!
This final image was just one that I found while searching the internet for images of the DPR. Unfortunately, it the place where I located it did not say what year it was taken, but it looks like it is an old one. If anyone who reads these rants of mine has any idea on when this picture might be dated, feel free to leave a comment with what you know.