Thursday, May 20, 2004

India's Djatun

In Indonesia, we have Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti. As an economist, he is one of the bests the country has. But history tells, being a good economist doesn't mean you can be a good politician. Now, India has just appointed Manmohan Singh as its next prime minister. Singh is a well-known economist trained in Cambridge and Oxford. He has been the man behind Indian liberalization. However when it comes to politics, "...He's miserable..." -- or so says Jagdish Bhagwati, Singh's friend.

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