Government Officially Disbands Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia
The Government officially disbanded a mass organization, Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), considering that this organization does not have a positive role in development process to achieve national goals.
The announcement of the disbandment was delivered by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto in a press conference at the office of Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Jakarta, Monday (8/5) afternoon. On that press conference, the Minister was accompanied by Chief of Indonesian National Police Gen. Tito Karnavian, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly.
The Coordinating Minister firmly said that the activities of HTI indicate that the organization strongly contradict the goals, principles, and traits enshrined in Pancasila (the Five Principles) and the 1945 Constitution, as regulated under the Law Number 17 of 2013 on Mass Organizations.
Their activities have encouraged conflicts in the community that threaten public security and order and undermine the unity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, Wiranto said.
For this reason, as well as taking into account public opinion on this matter, the Coordinating Minister added that the Government needs to take firm legal measures to disband HTI.
This decision doesnt mean the Government is against Islamic mass organizations. This move is taken to maintain and safeguard the unity of Indonesia based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution, the Coordinating Minister concluded. (EN/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)