From L to R: Max Lane, Andi Arief, Boediono from PBR
, Budiman Sujatmiko
, Agus Jabo, Sylvester from Pelopor
Budiman Sujatmiko, chairperson of the PRD during the Suharto years and a former political prisoner, assessed that there was an ongoing regeneration in the business and academic world, with younger people coming to the fore, but not in the political world.
In discussing the different tactics being pursued by the younger generation of political leadership, he
identified three trends, each representing an attitude towards political parties.
The first was a position of rejecting involvement with political parties, concentrating on community organizing or just professional career paths; the second was the approach of trying to build a new party, such as he
himself had once been involved in and the third was to enter into an existing party to try to seize it away from the older generation that currently dominated it.
Sujatmiko left the PRD some time ago and has become an activist in the PDIP.