For one, his definition of "young" now is totally different with his friend Fadjroel Rachman's -- Sukardi says everyone is welcome to be young, Fadjroel thinks you should be young to be considered young.
OK, that's really not important, sorry.
But now that I'm quite curious with all this fuss, I read their statement here. Here's what's interesting. They complained that
[T]he current economic system is such that one's [additional, I suppose] wealth can only be obtained at the cost of somebody else's.Well, that's what we call efficiency, my friends. You want to optimize and make use of everything possible. Is it going to be fair? Not necessarily. That's why you have compensation schemes. That's why you recognize binding constraints.
Economists in that group, if any, should really tell the others about The First Fundamental Theorem of Welfare Economics and, most importantly, The Second one.