President Jokowi: TNI Responsible to Eradicate Communism Ideology
Date 5 Oktober 2018
As the highest commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), President Joko Jokowi Widodo said that the President, along with the TNI, is responsible to maintain Indonesias unity through the enforcement of Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) principal.
Together we fight against other ideologies besides Pancasila and to eradicate communism and to remove the existence of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) from Indonesia, President Jokowi said in his remarks at the ceremony to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of the TNI, at TNI Headquarter, Cilangkap, Jakarta, Friday (5/10).
On that occasion, the President also asked the TNI personnel to improve their skills to make the TNI become more professional and modern in order to play a bigger role in the Asia and in the world. President Jokowi also ensured the military personnel will have a prosperous standard of living in the future.
President Jokowi also thanked the entire TNI personnel for their commitment and dedication in serving the country. You must uphold the Sapta Marga (seven oaths of the TNI soldiers) and maintain the unity between the TNI and the people, and continue your devotion for our country, President Jokowi added.
Also attending the ceremony were former Vice President of Indonesia Try Sutrisno, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Bambang Soesatyo, Chairman of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) Zulkifli Hasan, Chairman of the Regional House of Representatives (DPD) Oesman Sapta Odang, Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian, Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, and Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan. (RAH / OJI / ES) (STU/EP/Naster)