- Jul 17, 2016
I don’t know if it has ever been discussed at high levels of government, but I never fail to mention it whenever the subject of dual citizenship comes up.Hi Nimbus, thanks for the thought.
Do know how much has this idea being introduced/pushed at the government level?
I guess for me (and also for many of us) it is not so much the title of being citizen that matters, but having the right to live and work as a normal human being in society.
I keep saying that India recognizes and wants to take advantage of her diaspora, like a couple of former state governors in USA and the CEOs of Google and Microsoft. Indonesia, on the other hand, treats her diaspora like cash cows at best and traitors at worst.
There is absolutely no reason why Overseas Citizenship of Indonesia can’t be implemented. There is nothing in the constitution specifically prohibiting dual citizenship or special privileges for former citizens. A simple omnibus law can be used to overturn / modify the Agrarian law prohibiting ownership of property by all foreigners. It is a matter of knowledge and will. Indonesian politicians like to copy foreign concepts (like the very omnibus law), so they need to know that other countries have done it.