President Jokowi: Let Us Unite for Advanced Indonesia
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo mentioned that the challenges faced by the Indonesian people in the future are not easy in order to realize an advanced Indonesia in 2045. Therefore, President Jokowi called on all national components to unite and carry on realizing the vision.
It was stated by the President when delivering State of the Nation Address at the Annual Session of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) of the Republic of Indonesia and the Joint Session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR) and the Regional Representative Council (DPD) on the Occasion of the 78th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, at Plenary Meeting Room, Nusantara Building, Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, Wednesday (08/16).
“May Allah the Almighty always ease our endeavors towards an Advanced Indonesia that we aspire to be. Let us unite, moving forward for an Advanced Indonesia,” the President said.
President Jokowi admitted that it would be more difficult to determine policies in addressing the challenges, so, it took courage and trust to adopt difficult and unpopular decisions.
“A leader must earn public trust for trust is one of the factors determining whether a policy is feasible, whether a decision can be followed up or not. It is a political strength to lead a nation like Indonesia,” he conveyed.
At the opportunity, President Jokowi also appreciated the roles and support of all components of the nation in handling the challenges faced by the country in order to realize an advanced Indonesia.
“I would like to thank Heads of State Institutions, ulemas, religious figures, public figures, community leaders, teachers, culture bearers, health workers, journalists, political parties, politicians, government apparatus, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) personnel, and all community members who have been lending their support,” he expressed.
President Jokowi mentioned that MPR has played a role in strengthening the national foundation, broadening the understanding of the national ideology, reviewing the content and legal form of the state policy guidelines, and promoting international cooperation in surmounting various global challenges.
“The support lent by DPR has also been tremendous in pushing for structural reform, making efforts to improve governance, avoiding fraud in state financial management, and preparing the 2024 simultaneous elections,” President Jokowi mentioned.
Meanwhile, DPR, based on its authority, has actively accommodated the people’s aspiration in the regions and played a pivotal role in drafting a number of bills, and reviewing our state administration system.
Furthermore, the Indonesian Audit Board (BPK), according to the President, has also given a significant contribution to enhance finance accountability and encourage sustainable improvement of the national priority programs.
“The Supreme Court’s endeavors to promote justice deserve recognition for enhancing judicial transparency, advancing digital justice systems, and expediting case resolution with cost-effective measures,” President Jokowi continued.
President Jokowi also deemed that the Constitutional Court (MK) has also demonstrated its efficiency by resolving cases, upholding transparency during trial proceedings and facilitating access to justice for those seeking its services. The Judicial Commission (KY) remains committed to proactive advocacy, training, and investigations, as well as enforcing rigorous penalties on judges who breach the code, to safeguard the integrity and dignity of our judges.
Furthermore, the President also expressed his gratitude to Bank Indonesia, the Financial Services Authority, the Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Indonesian Ombudsman, the General Elections Commission, the Election Supervisory Body, the National Commission on Human Rights, and other national institutions for their contributions in accordance with their roles and responsibilities. (DND/TGH/ MAY/FID/UN)(AW/MMB)