Govt Ready to Help Building Djamaludin Adinegoros Museum: President Jokowi
Date 8 Februari 2018
Family of national press figure the late Djamaludin Adinegoro represented by his granddaughter Eriswati Alamsyah expressed her familys plan to make the house of Adinegoro on Jalan Prof M Yamin in Sawahlunto, West Sumatera, as a museum.
I would like to thank Mr. President for his extraordinary attention to Adinegoro, Eriswati said.
For the building of the museum itself, Eriswati said, President Jokowi has already said that the Government is ready to lend assistance and hopes that the museum can bring benefits for educational purposes, especially for the development of Indonesian press.
Asked by reporters about the plan, President Jokowi confirmed that the Government would lend assistance to build the museum. Ive already told the family that the Government is ready to give aids in building the museum, the President said.
President Jokowi also hopes that from the museum, the history of Djamaludin Adinegoro can be preserved. He was a press figure that we have to remember because these days there is a tendency to forget literature. This is what we have to remember. Thus, both in journalism and in writing, we have to learn from Djamaluddin Adinegoro, the President said.
As previously reported, on the sidelines of his working visit in West Sumatera, President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Widodo stopped by the house of Djamaludin Adinegoro on Thursday (8/2)
After giving a land certificate and talked with the family, President Jokowi and Ibu Iriana also made pilgrimage to the cemetery of national hero Prof Mohamad Yamin, located not far from Adinegoros house. Mohd. Yamin himself was the older brother of Djamaludin Adinegoro. (AGG/JAY/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)