TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Technology Research and Higher Education, Muhammad Nasir, agreed to the Defense Minister’s opinion on the state defense program.
Nasir claimed that he had spoke directly to the Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, requesting national insights and state defense program to be designated to Indonesian students.
“It is in line with our vision,” said Minister Nasir on Tuesday, October 13.
Nasir said that Indonesian students need state defense insights to face the millenium development goals in 2030. He believes that state defense can help develop and improve students’ nationalist trait. “We need to endorse this,” said Nasir.
He added that developed nations such as Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and United States have also given state defense program to their younger generation. “We are trying to do the same," he said.