AHY Criticizes Practices of Identity Politics and Keumatan

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -  Chief of the Joint Task Force Command (Komando Satuan Tugas Bersama - Kogasma) of the Democrat Party Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, also known as AHY, expressed his concerns over the rising issues of identity politics, which can tear the country's unity apart.

    "Regrettably, the issue of identity politics is slowly growing strong," said AHY an event on Friday, August 3, 2018.

    AHY argued that identity politics in Indonesia can potentially cause a rupture among Indonesia's multiple races and religion. AHY further asked the country's youth to stop desecrating and placing blame among each other.

    "Don't let our motherland shed her tears, do not let that happen," said AHY in his speech.

    AHY, who is the eldest son of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, continued to rally the country's youth and urged for every element of society in Indonesia to create a safe, fair, prosperous, and developed country in the international stage.

    AHY continued by criticizing the terminologies often used by political party coalitions for the 2019 Presidential Election, such as Keumatan (for the Muslim community), Kerakyatan (for the people), and Kebangsaan (for the country). "We are all one, for the Muslim community, for the people, and for the country must be brought under one spirit," AHY stated.