Indonesian VP Calls For Keeping Politics Out Of Places Of Worship

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has emphasised that places of worship and education cannot be used as campaign locations for the 2024 General Election.

“I have seen people using mosques as campaign locations. If it is not prevented, it will be used again as campaign locations,” he stressed in Jakarta, Monday.

Indonesia which is going into election season will see contentious polling as to who will replace President Jokowi, Amin said “I think it will separate the internal sector of Islamic boarding schools and places of worship. This practice must be prevented, including at the national, provincial, and district/city levels as well,”.

In order to prevent political campaigns at places of worship, the vice president urged political parties to make an integrity pact to not use identity politics that can cause polarisation.

Apart from preventing polarisation, he called on election participants to encourage transparency of assets in submitting State Officials Wealth Reports. “Reporting assets is one aspect that must be carried out. We must report our assets and encourage others to do the same,” he reminded.

In addition, the vice president expressed optimism that government programs would not be disrupted during the election.

The registration of presidential and vice presidential candidates is scheduled from October 19 to November 25, 2023.

Previous articleCommon ASEAN Currency Not A Priority For Now
Next articlePharmaniaga CEO Resigns Amidst The Company’s PN17 Regularisation Plans


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here