TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has thrown his weight behind the movement initiated by the Indonesian Public Relations Association (Perhumas) that urges people to express words more positively under the tagline #IndonesiaBicaraBaik.
“This is a social movement and it invites people to Hijrah (migrate) from being a pessimist to an optimist to step up Indonesia’s optimism,” said Jokowi while opening the 4.0 Public Relations National Convention today at the State Palace.
According to Jokowi, the public needs to migrate to a more positive spirit that is far from anger, hoax, and other negative elements. “Migrate from being left behind to development,” said the president.
President Jokowi underlined that people should be open to criticism that was delivered on factual data. He also maintained that narratives focusing on lies, spreading pessimism and fear should be left behind.
AHMAD FAIZ IBNU SANI