TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The President’s volunteer group, Jokowi National Secretariat (Seknas Jokowi) regrets the ill-conceived statements often expressed by former People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Chairman Amien Rais.
Seknas Secretary General Dedy Mawardi referred to Amien Rais’ public statement on Satan’s political party, the president’s false land certificates, and the government’s authoritarian governance could potentially lead to a public discordance.
“Amien Rais’ comments were impolite. It only promotes hatred and his personal vendetta against Jokowi and other political elites,” said Dedy on Sunday, April 22.
As numerously reported Amien Rais has been issuing controversial statements such as accusing Jokowi’s land certificate program as false and claimed that Indonesia’s lands are mostly owned by foreign citizens.
Amien Rais also mentioned several political parties and categorized them into two classes; Satan’s parties and Allah’s parties. This speech was made during a mass-morning prayer that Amien attended in Mampang Prapatan in South Jakarta.
Furthermore, Dedy said that Amien Rais’ statements are blatantly not factual that Dedy considers as; “Imaginative and fictitious arguments,” he said.