Sunday, 24 January, 2016 | 10:16 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie has reminded the government to improve the quality and the capability of Indonesian people, instead of only relying on natural resources.
According to Habibie, the future of a nation is determined by the quality of its human resources, not by the quality of its natural resources, whose values that tend to fluctuate.
“I believe that the future of a nation relies on its human resources,” Habibie said in his remarkst at the National Leadership Meeting of the Golkar Party in Jakarta on Saturday (23/1).
Habibie also said that human resources needed by a nation is efficient human resources and the ones who understand and have values that reflect their cultures and religions.
“History has proven that human resources are they key,” he added.
Habibie also cited an example that currently Middle East Countries are facing a difficult time because of the fluctuation of the oil price.
According to him, although big plans have been prepared for example by paying expensive consultants, but countries in the region continue to face difficulties because 90 percent of their budget is allocated to the management of oil.
Meanwhile, he said, Germany remains strong because the country does not rely on the prices of commodities but on its human resources.
RANGGA JINGGA | ANTARA