TNI Anniversary; Jokowi: Eradicating Communist Legacy is My Duty  

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  • President Joko Widodo (second left) accompanied by TNI Commander Marshal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto (right), KSAL Admiral TNI Siwi Sukma Adji (left), KSAU Marshal TNI Yuyu Sutisna and Deputy Chief of KSAD Lt. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman left the podium after becoming the 73rd Anniversary of the TNI at TNI Headquarters Cilangkap, Jakarta, Friday (5/10). ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A

    President Joko Widodo (second left) accompanied by TNI Commander Marshal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto (right), KSAL Admiral TNI Siwi Sukma Adji (left), KSAU Marshal TNI Yuyu Sutisna and Deputy Chief of KSAD Lt. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman left the podium after becoming the 73rd Anniversary of the TNI at TNI Headquarters Cilangkap, Jakarta, Friday (5/10). ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo, as the highest commander in the Indonesian Military (TNI), said he would eliminate communism. Jokowi delivered the statement during his speech in the TNI`s 73rd-anniversary ceremony at TNI headquarter in Cilangkap, Jakarta, Friday, October 5.

    Jokowi explained the ideology of Indonesia is only Pancasila and other than so is prohibited. “As the highest commander of Navy, Air, and Army Force, my duty together with you is to preserve the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia (NKRI), Pancasila, the 1945 Constitutional Law, and Bhineka Tunggal Ika (unity in diversity). Together, we fight against other ideologies and eradicate communism and legacy of Indonesian Communist Party (PKI),” he remarked.

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    The main duty of TNI personnel is holding on the warrior’s oath for the sake of TNI professionality. Professional officers, he added, help to support national democracy and development as well as uphold the country's political principles as commanded by the first commander in chief General Sudirman.

    During his speech, Jokowi also reminded that TNI’s challenges would be more complex in the future, as it is in line with the technology development. The president also demanded TNI be alert towards all efforts undermined the country and Pancasila, either from domestic or foreign threats. 

    Furthermore, Jokowi ordered all to be aware of the real war in culture and economy sector in the era of open trade and technology development. “We have to be quickly strengthening the real national development,” said President Jokowi in the TNI’s 73rd-anniversary ceremony.

    AHMAD FAIZ IBNU SANI


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