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Quoteworthy – Indonesia Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono

Quoteworthy – Indonesia Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono

Via a news article on

Our favourite neighbour

Our favourite neighbour

 “Singapore shouldn’t be like children, in such a tizzy.” Said Indonesia Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, commenting on the haze issue.

It is very hard to love thy neighbour with champions like this abang.

I did an online search on him. Other than being a minister, Laksono was a co-founder of Adam Air, a now defunct commercial airline, which was closed down after a series of accidents.

He is also a supporter of Iran’s nuclear program.

His credentials are pretty stellar indeed. When a person of such high moral standing scolds us, Singapore, we should be ashamed of ourselves for being so childish, constantly whining about a little bit of hazardous haze! Shame on us!

Fellow Singaporeans, if you are sorry for your childish behaviour and would like to offer the honourable Mr Laksono a sincere  apology, you can contact him at

Here is his office address, fax and telephone numbers via ASEAN website if you wish to write him a snail mail or visit him personally to apologise:

Coordinating Minister of People’s Welfare
Jl. Merdeka Barat No. 3
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone: +62-21-3453055
Fax: +62-21-34832049

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