"I can no longer write about the beauty of the world. Images of warm and friendly villages turn to uncertainty, as they surrender their faith and soul to slander. We have made ourselves miserable, as we have willingly allowed the government, politicians, bureaucrats and experts to despise reason, moral values and culture...sharp businessmen became the government's hoodlums and stole our wealth. Our values are in chaos...our environment and our lives have been eroded, polluted, worse and worse every day. "
From ‘A Poet's Lament' by Rendra, a famous Indonesian poet and dramatist, May 1991.