Hate Speeches on Social Media Concern President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Mei 2018
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President Jokowi amid thousands of students in Majalengka, West Java, Thursday (24/5). (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Jokowi amid thousands of students in Majalengka, West Java, Thursday (24/5). (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo admitted that he is sad seeing that social media is rife with hate speeches, derides and bullies towards each other.

“That is unethical, does not show national and religious values that we uphold,” President Jokowi said when delivering remarks at the distribution of Indonesia Smart Card (KIP) to 1,012 students at Majalengka Sports Hall, Majalengka Regency, West Java Province, Thursday (24/5).

The President stressed there is no scorn, bully and insult in ethical and religious values.  Therefore, President Jokowi asked teachers who attended the event to give assistance to the students to use social media positively. Likewise, the KIP recipients were asked to use their smartphones and gadgets for positive things.

“Do not post unpleasant things on the social media . Do not deride and insult each other,” the President once again reminded.

On the occasion, President Jokowi also congratulated teachers who have received certification. He said that with the certification, teachers can get additional monthly allowances.

“I also need to convey that I have signed Government Regulation on Holiday Bonuses for State Apparatuses including teachers. So, teachers will get Idul Fitri holiday bonuses and extra salary,” continued the President.

KIP Recipients

Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy in his report said that on this occasion, the KIP will be given to 1,012 recipients consisting of: 250 elementary school students; 250 junior high school students; 350 senior high school students; and 162 vocational school students, whereas teacher certification will be given to 500 recipients, consisting of 100 kindergarten teachers; 200 elementary school teachers; 100 junior high school teachers; 50 high school teachers, and 50 vocational school teachers.

Accompanying the President in the event were Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Presidential Special Staff Abdul Ghofarrozin, Governor of West Java Ahmad Heryawan, and Regent of Majalengka Sutrisno. (FID / ES) (STU/MMB/Naster)


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