Independence Day; Kominfo Issues Jokowi-Ma'ruf Amin Postage Stamps

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) Ministry today, August 19, virtually launched a series of stamps of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day.

    “The stamps of President Jokowi and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin are a form of our respect for both as the country’s leaders elected by the Indonesian people, which of course, through the extraordinary process of democracy,” said Minister Johnny G. Plate on Wednesday, August 19.

    Johnny explained that such a series of stamps are issued at every governmental period as a state document to honor the services of the leaders. 

    Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, meanwhile, said the meaning of postage stamps has now shifted in line with the rapid development of technology and information. It has become an important part of every historical event in Indonesia.

    “The long history of stamps proves that they are not only a payment tool for the postal delivery but also as a means to visualize the values of diversity and even the country’s sovereignty,” Ma'ruf Amin added.

    The Kominfo Ministry also launched three other series of stamps themed Indonesia’s Independence Day, the COVID-19 mitigation, as well as well-known artists and music groups, including Gesang, Gombloh, Titiek Puspa, God Bless, and Koes Plus.

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