President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Working Visit to East Java
Date 25 Agustus 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady, Iriana Widodo, Tuesday (25/8) leave for Surabaya to attend the IX National Congress of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).
President is scheduled to open the IX National Conference of MUI, at the State House Grahadi, Surabaya. In addition to attending the National Conference of MUI, President Jokowi is scheduled to meet with people affected by the Sidoarjo mud, in Porong, Sidoarjo.
The President will also distribute Indonesia Healthy Card (KIS), Indonesia Smart Card (KIP), and Family Welfare Card (PSC) to the poor, as well as reviewing the construction of port and dam located in the border district of Trenggalek and Ponorogo.
National Congress of MUI
National Conference with the theme “Islam Wasathiyah for Indonesia and the World that being Civilized and Fairness” will be held until 27 August 2015. Agenda among others discuss of MUI program for the next five years and the election of a new chairman of MUI.
The Election of Chairman of MUI will be determined by a formateur team whose the members are elected through a mechanism that applies in regulation IX National Conference 2015 of MUI.
The formateur team consists of 15-17 members that elected based on representatives of the region and a number of the domisioner board of MUI Headquarters previous period.
Some of the names who will sit on the formateur team, among others, the domisioner chairperson, domisioner deputy chairperson, domisioner secretary of general, advisers, representatives of MUI regions and representatives of community organizations, especially the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah.
The 9th National Congress of MUI held at Garden Palace Surabaya, Jl Yos Sudarso on 24 to 27 August 2015, with the main agenda the election a chairman and board for a period of five years into the future. (WID/ES)