President Jokowi Orders TNI, Polri to Synergize for Successful National Agendas
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (05/10) ordered personnel of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to work hand-in-hand in order to make the national agendas successful.
“Please support national agendas in handling the crises in food, energy, and financial sectors. Please support food self-sufficiency, inflation control, and maintain defense and security so that people can work optimally amid various challenges,” President Jokowi said at the Commemoration Ceremony of the 77th Anniversary of the TNI, at the Merdeka Palace’s front yard, Jakarta.
The President also urged the personnel of TNI to continue to improve their professionalism and fulfill the minimum essential force.
“Strength development needs to be in line with national development and state defense program needs to be continued according to democratic principles to maintain the survival of the nation and state in accordance with Pancasila (state ideology) and the 1945 Constitution,” he added.
In addition, the President also asked the soldiers to uphold their identity, be it as people’s soldiers, warrior soldiers, national soldiers, or professional soldiers and to be at the forefront of dealing with every threat and disturbance.
According to President Jokowi, the Government and the people have high hopes for the TNI and he ordered them to maintain the unity of the TNI with the people. “The TNI must behave and act in professional manner in accordance with Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution, the Soldiers’ Oath and the Sapta Marga (military code of conduct),” he said.
Lastly, the President also underscored that the TNI personnel must continue to be tenacious, loyal soldiers to the country.
“Please always remember the qualities of a warrior. Warriors are the one who never give up, steadfast, loyal, sincere and willing to sacrifice for the glory and progress of the Indonesian people and the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” he remarked. (RF/UN) (GWH/MMB)