President Jokowi Distributes 5,000 Land Certificates in Bogor
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Thursday (21/3) distributed 5,000 land certificates to residents of Bogor, West Java.
The distribution ceremony was held at Bogor Nirwana Residence, Bogor, West Java.
For the record, the Government in 2017 issued five million certificates and 9.4 million certificates in 2018, exceeding the target of seven million certificates. The Government has also set a target to issue nine million certificates this year.
On that occasion, the President reminded the public that nowadays many hoaxes are circulating be it on social media or in the neighborhood. Please be more careful of fake news or hoaxes circulating, the said President in his remarks on the handover of 5,000 land certificates for residents of Bogor Regency and Bogor City.
The President cited an example of hoax that says if he were re-elected, he would legalize same sex marriage and remove religious lessons at school as well as adzan (call to prayer).
Indonesia is a country with strong religious norms and upholds ethical norms. It is impossible for me to make same sex marriage legal and remove religious lessons in public schools as well as adzan (call to prayer), the President said, adding that for the past four years, hoaxes and rumors have circulated saying he is a member of PKI – a long-banned communist party in Indonesia.
In response to the rumor, the President explained that the PKI was banned in 1965, whereas he was born in 1961 and it is impossible for a toddler to join the Party. The President also called on the public to establish political maturity.
Indonesia is a diverse country and home to numerous different ethnic groups, he said. (FID/JAY/ES)
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas