Jakarta gets new leader

For the first time in 50 years the people of Jakarta have installed a new Governor rejecting discrimination on the basis of religion and instad focusing on proven effectiveness.

Those who thrive in hate and discrimination are always a minority. The citizens of Jakarta have choosen the better way.

A better model

As the new President of Indonesia establishes his style and moves forward with his agenda for the nation, a new awareness is emerging that the country has a unique role to play in todays emerging nations.

As the largest Muslim nation, democracy has taken root in Indonesia and President Jokowi who comes from the working class is showing that good governance is indeed possible.

This recent piece by the editorial team of the New York Times makes the case from the perspective of the US.