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“GEGERKAN Publik Tanah Air! Media Luar Negeri Tulis “Pembohongan & Penipuan” Jokowi
By portalnegeri Posted on January 28, 2018
Portal Negeri – Sebuah artikel dari media luar negeri ASIA TIMES berjudul “Widodo’s smoke and mirrors hide hard truths”, telah gegerkan publik tanah air.
Idiom “Smoke and mirrors” bermakna penipuan/pembohongan. “hide hard truths” menyembunyikan/menutupi kebenaran/fakta yang sebenarnya.
Artikel yang ditulis oleh JOHN MCBETH yang terbit pada 23 Januari 2018 ini sontak mendapat tanggapan ramai publik sosial media tanah air.”, selengkapnya di poin (1) bagian REFERENSI.

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(1) https://goo.gl/Y9YJJQ, “GEGERKAN Publik Tanah Air! Media Luar Negeri Tulis “Pembohongan & Penipuan” Jokowi
By portalnegeri Posted on January 28, 2018
Portal Negeri – Sebuah artikel dari media luar negeri ASIA TIMES berjudul “Widodo’s smoke and mirrors hide hard truths”, telah gegerkan publik tanah air.
Idiom “Smoke and mirrors” bermakna penipuan/pembohongan. “hide hard truths” menyembunyikan/menutupi kebenaran/fakta yang sebenarnya.
Artikel yang ditulis oleh JOHN MCBETH yang terbit pada 23 Januari 2018 ini sontak mendapat tanggapan ramai publik sosial media tanah air.
“Woah! Waow!
Kalau ini ditulis di media lokal oleh jurnalis lokal, kira-kira apa yang terjadi?” kata Elisa Sutanudjaja‏ (@elisa_jkt) yang men-share artikel tsb.
Netizen lain menjelaskan arti “smoke and mirrors” pada judul artikel tsb yang memiliki makna:
“Bahasa ‘to the point’-nya adalah Penipuan, Pembohongan, Penyembunyian kebenaran, Membuat kebingungan, Pengaburan fakta, etc,” tulis @monot0ne.
Bisa dibayangkan kalau ada jurnalis dan media dalam negeri yang nulis seperti itu.
“Jurno lokal tidak akan ada yang berani tulis ini…walaupun publik sudah banyak yg bicarakan sesuai substansi beritanya,” komen @ZAEffendy.
Artikel “Widodo’s smoke and mirrors hide hard truths” ini mengungkap beberapa catatan seputar proyek Kerete Cepat China (Jakarta-Bandung), negosiasi Freeport.
Pada artikel tsb, JOHN MCBETH bahkan menyentil kelakuan media lokal Indonesia yang tidak kritis terhadap penguasa.
“In fact, the Indonesia media failed to point out at the time that the crucial questions of valuation and management control had yet to be settled,” tulis JOHN MCBETH.
Di akhir artikelnya, jurnalis Asia Times ini menyatakan cepat atau lambat tabir kebohongan yang menutupi kebenaran akan terangkat.
“Sooner or later, the smoke and the mirrors will inevitably lift to reveal hard realities,” tulisnya.
Selengkapnya Link: http://www.atimes.com/article/widodos-smoke-mirrors-hide-hard-truths/
Elisa Sutanudjaja
@elisa_jkt
Woah! Waow!
Kalau ini ditulis di media lokal oleh jurnalis lokal, kira-kira apa yang terjadi?http://www.atimes.com/article/widodos-smoke-mirrors-hide-hard-truths/ …
8:56 PM – Jan 28, 2018
Widodo’s smoke and mirrors hide hard truths
Indonesian leader has become a master of the art of official obfuscation and embellishment with 2019 elections in his sights
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Elisa Sutanudjaja
@elisa_jkt
Woah! Waow!
Kalau ini ditulis di media lokal oleh jurnalis lokal, kira-kira apa yang terjadi?http://www.atimes.com/article/widodos-smoke-mirrors-hide-hard-truths/ …
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@monot0ne
Bahasa ‘to the point’-nya adalah Penipuan, Pembohongan, Penyembunyian kebenaran, Membuat kebingungan, Pengaburan fakta, etc pic.twitter.com/4uagHRiauU
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(2) https://goo.gl/qsqCSX, @elisa_jkt: “Woah! Waow! Kalau ini ditulis di media lokal oleh jurnalis lokal, kira-kira apa yang terjadi?”.
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(3) https://goo.gl/683Zcc, @monot0ne Replying to @elisa_jkt: “Bahasa ‘to the point’-nya adalah Penipuan, Pembohongan, Penyembunyian kebenaran, Membuat kebingungan, Pengaburan fakta, etc”.
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(4) https://goo.gl/SbokeQ, “TOP DEFINITION
Smoke and Mirrors
01: Something/Someone that deceives or distorts the truth.
02: Something/Someone that distorts or blurs facts ,figures, etc., like a magic or conjuring work; artful deception; tricky inventiveness.
by Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant April 30, 2003”.
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(5) https://goo.gl/gDohL6, “Widodo’s smoke and mirrors hide hard truths
Indonesian leader has become a master of the art of official obfuscation and embellishment with 2019 elections in his sights
By JOHN MCBETH JAKARTA, JANUARY 23, 2018 1:33 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo waves at an ASEAN summit event at Clark, Pampanga, northern Philippines November 12, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro
Facilitated by a largely unquestioning media, Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s government has become a master at the game of smoke and mirrors, which in its simplistic form is all about convincing the public that things are happening when they really aren’t.
The protracted negotiations with US mining giant Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold are a good example, but going back to the presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the deceptive game-playing has covered everything from beef to natural resources to infrastructure.
While not new, the official obfuscation and embellishment of the truth has become more apparent as the 2019 legislative and presidential elections approach and Widodo and his palace spin doctors perceive the need to display his accomplishments.
Yudhoyono played this game back in mid-2011 when the Australian government suspended live cattle exports to Indonesia over animal welfare issues, and Jakarta decided some payback was in order by ordering a ban of its own.
Over the next two years, it slashed cattle imports by half and sought to convince consumers that the local industry could fill the gap when rising prices – and one of the lowest per capita beef consumption rates in Asia — clearly showed it could not.
Fast forward to the much-vaunted China-backed US$5.8 billion Jakarta-Bandung fast-rail project, once seen as the showcase of Widodo’s ambitious infrastructure program and now stalled over land acquisition issues that should have been foreseen.
President Joko Widodo and China Railway Corp manager Sheng Guangzu (C) examine a high-speed train model at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jakarta-Bandung line on January 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Garry Lotulung
Getting it started hasn’t been for the want of trying. Widodo attended a ground-breaking ceremony in January 2016, only to see Transport Minister Jonan Ignasius call a halt to the project five days later because of several “unresolved issues.”
Widodo and the Chinese weren’t amused. In July, the same month the construction permit for the project was finally issued, Ignasius — the former, highly successful chief executive of state-run railway Kareta Api — was unceremoniously sacked.
The president should have already learnt his lesson. In mid-2015, he had presided over the ground-breaking of the US$4 billion, Japan-funded Batang power station in Central Java, only to discover local farmers were still refusing to sell a key patch of land.
The courts finally resolved that one, but the railway still isn’t going anywhere despite the efforts of State Enterprise Minister Rini Soemarno, who showed up last July for yet another ground-breaking event – this one a tunnel.
It takes a lot to beat the whole Freeport saga, though, starting with last year’s framework agreement which was hailed at the time as a major victory for the Widodo government in forcing the company to agree to divest 51% of its shares in its local subsidiary.
Maybe so, but no-one seemed to notice that the devil was in the small print. In fact, the Indonesia media failed to point out at the time that the crucial questions of valuation and management control had yet to be settled.
A protestor at PT Freeport Indonesia’s headquarters in Jakarta calling for the closure of its mine in Papua province. Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
Little surprise then that the negotiations continue, interspersed on frequent occasions with reassuring pronouncements by senior government officials that a final, final deal is just around the corner. It has been a long corner.
So far, there have been at least four government-imposed deadlines, all based on the extension of Freeport’s permit allowing it to continue exporting copper concentrate from its high-altitude Grasberg mine in Papua’s Central Highlands. The next one is in June.
Refusing the permit would clearly hurt the company’s profits, but it would also cut deeply into government revenues and, perhaps more importantly, lead to worker lay-offs that could spark unrest in the country’s already volatile Papua region.
In the latest show-and-tell, the government last week ceremonially signed a memorandum of understanding under which it will hand over 10% of the Freeport Indonesia shares it still needs to acquire to the Papua provincial administration.
The government spin machine has also recently turned to eastern Indonesia’s Marsela natural gas project, which for reasons even some senior Indonesian politicians can’t figure, Widodo wants to be developed on a remote, sparsely-inhabited island.
A Pertamina worker sits under pipes at Bunyu island, Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province in a file photo. Reuters/Beawiharta
Joint venture partners Inpex and Shell have been dragging their feet, arguing that only an offshore facility makes sense, given the undersea terrain and a lack of existing infrastructure.
With the project seemingly in limbo, the government announced earlier this month that the partners were working on detailed plans for an onshore plant that would be finished by the end of this year. Tellingly, there was no word from either company.
“The officials are talking on behalf of the company, without the company knowing anything about it,” says one Indonesian oil veteran. “That’s politics, but for me as an industrialist it is very troubling.”
The French oil giant Total has maintained a similarly stoic silence since the state-run Pertamina oil company claimed the firm wanted back into the Mahakham gas field, which it had to leave when its contract expired last December.
In fact, with little money to maintain the Mahakham, it is the government that has been offering Total a slightly higher 39% participating interest to entice it to return as a partner in the field it ran for more than 40 years.
Widodo also adopted Yudhoyono’s cattle chicanery, part of an economic self-sufficiency program in which, with little planning and a lot of wishful thinking, Indonesia was hoping to produce all its own beef, rice, sugar, corn and soybeans.
Indonesian agrarians planting rice. Photo: iStock/Getty Images
In 2015, it was proudly announced that the proportion of beef imports to total consumption had dropped from 31% to 24%, without anyone noting that Indonesians were eating just 2.7 kilograms a year, the lowest per capita rate in the region.
A year later, that figure had shot back up again to 32% and last year it increased yet again to 41% with the price of beef at US$10 a kilogram and officials acknowledging the obvious: that Widodo’s five-year self-sufficiency target was now unattainable.
Again, that has a familiar ring to it. By importing rice, seen as almost a crime in some nationalistic quarters, past governments have often been forced to admit (if anyone is listening) that Indonesia’s supposed self-sufficiency in rice is nothing but a myth.
That would have former President Suharto, who did achieve rice self-sufficiency back in the early 1980s with careful planning and a slew of coordinated programs, rolling over in his grave.
Sooner or later, the smoke and the mirrors will inevitably lift to reveal hard realities.”.
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(6) https://goo.gl/am9jmP, situs sumber artikel yang disebutkan di poin (1).

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