TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Gerindra Party Deputy Chairman Fadli Zon saw the meeting between President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) with the former protesters joined in the Alumni 212 brotherhood as a move that should be appreciated.
“I think it was a good thing to do,” said Fadli Zon today, April 25.
The meeting was said to take place at a Mosque in Bogor, West Java, not too long ago. The ulema present at the meeting were the Head of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Shobri Lubis, Muslim Forum (FUI) Secretary General Muhammad Al-Khaththath, and the Indonesian Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Usamah Hisyam.
According to information received by Fadli Zon, the Alumni 212 members asked President Jokowi to fulfill his promise on dropping the alleged criminalization attempt against ulema. However, the details of the meeting remain undisclosed.
“Holding a dialogue is very important, especially if it’s done face-to-face where answers are delivered immediately,” said Fadli.
Fadli Zon is sure that the ulema from the Alumni 212 will explain the actual intent of the meeting publicly. Furthermore, the Gerindra Party politician avoided to further assume the actual purpose of the meeting.