Yesterday was a very meaningful day for my generation, a student generation that overthrew a rotten regime back in '98 and set to reform the republic. That revolution cost us tremendous amount of blood and treasure and pushed the republic to the brink of collapse.
Now my country has elected a leader that has risen from local government. He arrives from outside the nepotism-poisoned political elite and military structure. This is the fruit out of that fearless '98 reformation.
There are many intractable challenges remain for Indonesia, but for today, we can take pride on our achievements, thank our fallen for their sacrifices and told them we are keeping the dream alive.