Saturday, 22 February 2020

Permit Extension, Jusuf Kalla Says FPI Must Adhere to Pancasila



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) must obey Indonesia’s five-state ideologies (Pancasila) if they wish to have their organization’s extended permits to be published.

    He refuted claims alleging the government of discriminating the FPI.

    “We must not discriminate. As long as they formally pledge to the Pancasila, even a da'wah organization can [pledge]. But you would certainly be refused if you defy the Pancasila,” said the vice president at his office in central Jakarta today.

    A number of requirements are needed before an organization obtains a legal permit, such as a letter that proves an organization is not affiliated to any political party among other requirements.

    Home Affairs Ministry’s director-general of politics and governance Soedarmo previously already sent the FPI a letter stating that they need to fulfill the entire requirement to extend their organizational permit.

    One that they lack is the recommendation letter from the Religious Affairs Ministry and having rules of association and internal bylaws (AD/ART).

    “That is why we reminded FPI through a letter, to make them complete the entire requirement that is yet to be completed,” said Soedarmo.