Jokowi Speaks About Tolerance, Religious Moderation in PKB Event

Translator:

Editor:

Laila Afifa

  • Font:
  • Ukuran Font: - +
  • President Joko Widodo (center), together with Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (left) and West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil (right), gives a statement to journalists after reviewing the drive thru vaccination program at the Pajajaran Sports Hall, Bogor City, West Java, Friday, March 19, 2021. The President hopes that other regions will be able to imitate the drive thru vaccination model in Bogor City. ANTARA PHOTOS / Arif Firmansyah

    President Joko Widodo (center), together with Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (left) and West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil (right), gives a statement to journalists after reviewing the drive thru vaccination program at the Pajajaran Sports Hall, Bogor City, West Java, Friday, March 19, 2021. The President hopes that other regions will be able to imitate the drive thru vaccination model in Bogor City. ANTARA PHOTOS / Arif Firmansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in opening the National Awakening Party (PKB) national event asserted that the government will not compromise with acts of intolerance and assures that there will be no room for terrorism - which goes against religious values. 

    “The government commits to preserving religious moderation in society. Tolerance is a significant part in religious moderation. Closemindedness and exclusivity do not align with bhineka tunggal ika (unity in diversity),” said the President in the PKB national meeting held at the State Palace on Thursday, April 8.

    Jokowi used the opportunity to address the series of terror acts that happened in Indonesia recently, which he said had surprised him. He said the disgraceful acts are major crimes against humanity that threaten the shared sense of communion. 

    “Acts that are born from misguided views or erroneous understandings are clearly against religious values,” said Widodo. 

    He also believes the PKB will not back down from constantly spreading moderate values, mainly religious moderation. "[And] uphold tolerance that would eventually make radical terrorism in the country become nonexistent,” said President Jokowi.

    Read: Jokowi: Ignorance Leads to Intolerance

    EGI ADYATAMA