TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The 212 alumni brotherhood or PA 212 would guard the investigation of Amien Rais in Jakarta Metro Police on Wednesday, October 10. Slamet Maarif as the head of PA 212 said the measure was part of the group’s way to respect Amien.
“Because Pak Haji Amien Rais is the chairman of 212 advisory board, so Insha Allah (by God`s will) we will guard [the investigation], we will accompany him until Jakarta Metro Police,” said Slamet on Jl. Daksa I, South Jakarta, Monday, October 8.
Slamet estimated as many as 500 people of PA 212 would join the guarding effort. He said several mass organizations would partake in the mission. The group will first gather in Al-Munawar Mosque, Pancoran, South Jakarta, and depart with Amien Rais to the police headquarter after performing morning prayer.
“This is our solidarity, our togetherness, and we really respect him,” he said.
Amien, Slamet added, was considered as the pride for 212 people. The National Mandate Party honorary chairman had contributed a lot for 212 mass actions to request the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok punished for alleged religious blasphemy.
“We have to assert this that 212 group will not let ulema or national figure criminalized,” Slamet underlined.
He further said that the 212 alumni brotherhood would wait for Amien Rais during the investigation. He said the mass would not dismiss before Amien undergoing the investigation and left the police officer. “Our goal is to assure that Pak Amien returns to home safely,” he added.
BUDIARTI UTAMI PUTRI