In reality, the "prior commentator" which is me, has several family members and a far larger number of close Indonesian acquaintances who have either recently completed their college studies abroad, or who are still studying abroad...the UK, Switzerland, the US and OZ.
My point is simply this...your earlier comments, while unquestionably indicative of times past...as in 30 or so years ago, are today completely irrelevant and in no way indicative of present times.
The fact is that today, more and more middle class Indonesians enjoy studying abroad. This educational opportunity is no longer limited to a few privileged offspring of the elite. In other words, there is no more "Berkeley Mafia" and I trust you can look that up on your own.
Should there be more? Absolutely!
You say that your post accurately reflects the "types of attitudes witnessed prevalent among Indonesian students in Australia and anecdotal examples of behavior exhibited" but it doesn't, and in fact, that comment could not be more inaccurate.
In addition, your earlier inference that college success in Indonesia is predicated on the rupiah is also not reflective of the current situation. In many past years…yes…today…NO.
It does matter here on this forum when one is either current with present day Indonesia, or not. Recalling the past can be interesting and insightful, but claiming the past as present is misleading and untruthful.
I trust that this is "enlightenment" enough?