President Jokowi Receives Buton Sultanate Traditional Title
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Tuesday (09/27) received Buton Sultanate traditional honorary title at Buton Sultanate Palace Fort, Southeast Sulawesi province.
Before the ceremony, President Jokowi first listened to an explanation about the traditional honorary title of the Sultanate of Buton which was read by a representative of the Sultanate of Buton La Ode Muhamad Arsal.
La Ode Muhamad Arsal stated that today, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 which is in coincidence with the 1st of Rabiul Awal 1444 Hijri Islamic calendar, President Jokowi was bestowed the Honorary Degree of Customs and Culture of the Sultanate of Buton, La Ode Muhammad Joko Widodo Lakina Bhawaangi yi Nusantara.
“The title means a man who has noble attitudes and behavior; who is humble, polite, wise, honest and fair; who is responsible; sets an example and becomes role model; and has a high commitment to the welfare and prosperity of all people in the archipelago (Indonesia),” said La Ode Muhamad Arsal.
“With the conferment of this title, Mr. La Ode Muhammad Joko Widodo Lakina Bhawaangi yi Nusantara has been officially bestowed as a relative and the elder in the former Buton Sultanate area,” he continued.
For this reason, added La Ode Muhamad Arsal, the Buton Sultanate Customary Institution has delivered messages and hopes for President Jokowi.
“Hopefully La Ode Joko Widodo always maintains the dignity of the former Buton Sultanate in the country or wherever he is,” he remarked.
During the ceremony, the President wore traditional dress of the Sultanate of Buton which was predominantly black.
Meanwhile, in his remarks, the President expressed his utmost appreciation to the Sultan of Buton La Ode Muhammad Izat Manarfa for the title he received.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to His Majesty the Sultan of Buton, Mr. La Ode Muhammad Izat Manarfa and all the ranks of the traditional institutions of the Sultanate of Buton who have bestowed the title on me, namely La Ode Muhammad Lakina Bhawaangi yi Nusantara,” the President stated. (BPMI/AIT) (EST/HD/MMB)