Indonesia is Safe, No Need to Worry about: President Jokowi
Date 6 November 2016
President Joko Jokowi Widodo, after postponing his visit to Australia due to the current situation and condition in Indonesia that needs the presence of the President, made a video conference with Indonesian nationals living in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday (6/11), at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java. On that occasion, the President asserted that situation in the country is safe and there is nothing to worry about.
I inform you that Indonesia is safe. There are no problems in political stability; thus, there is nothing to worry about. However, political consolidation as well as state consolidation still need to be made, President Jokowi said.
Therefore, the President added, yesterday, from morning until night, he called on political and religious figures to provide inputs in order to cool down the situation. Such activities will continue to be made in the following weeks, President Jokowi stated.
The President admitted that Indonesian constitution as previously mentioned many times, provides space to deliver aspiration, as well as to hold demonstration. However, the demonstration must be held in such an orderly and peaceful manner. I guess we can expect that our wise way in upholding democracy will make people deliver their aspiration in orderly and peaceful manner, the President added.
On the other hand, President Jokowi warned that once violation and riot outbreak, he ensured that security officers and the Police will take law enforcement measures firmly. We want our country remains safe so that the development can be carried on, the President firmly said.
Also on that occasion, President Jokowi reaffirmed that current condition in Indonesia is safe, good, and no need to worry.
Concerning the plan of working visit to Australia, President Jokowi hopes it can be realized this month so that the President can meet Indonesian nationals in Sydney.
Accompanying the President during the video conference were Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Research and Technology and Higher Education M. Nasir, Presidential Chief of Staffs Teten Masduki, and Presidential Special Staff Ari Dwipayana. Meanwhile in Sydney, Australia, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukito, Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, and Indonesian nationals living in Australia were gathered in Sydney Hall 4, Sydney Showground 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park.(FID/ES)(RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)