President Jokowi Visits Office of West Java Branch of the MUI

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 17 April 2018
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President Jokowi visits the office of West Java Branch of the MUI, Tuesday (17/4). (Photo by: Bureau of Press, Media and Information).

President Jokowi visits the office of West Java Branch of the MUI, Tuesday (17/4). (Photo by: Bureau of Press, Media and Information).

In his working visit to West Java Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo took the opportunity to visit office of West Java branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) located at Jalan L.L.RE. Martadinata, No. 105, Cihapit, Bandung on Tuesday (17/4).

Upon his arrival, the President welcomed by the Chairman of MUI’s West Java branch Rahmat Syafei, Supervisory Board of the MUI Miftah Farid, and General Secretary of the MUI as well as Chairman of Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) Rafani.

This is a return visit by the President after the Chairman of the MUI of West Java branch together with a number of ulemas from Bandung and surrounding areas visited President Jokowi at the State Palace on 3 April 2018. On that occasion, Rahmat Syafei invited the President to visit his office if he is in Bandung.

During the visit, the President took the opportunity to see photos of the Chairmans of this office from time to time, such as K.H. Suja’i chairman of 1958-1967 period, Major General H.R. Dharsono chairman of 1967-1971 period, K.H. Noer Ali chairman of 1971-1975 period, K.H. Dr. E.Z. Muttaqien chairman of 1975-1984 period, K.H. R. Toto Abdul Fatah chairman of 1984-2000 period, and K.H. A. Hafizh Utsman chairman of 2000-2015 period.

After looking at the photos, the President took a group photo and left the office at around 04.30 p.m. Western Indonesia Time. Afterwards, President Jokowi was scheduled to attend the 58th Anniversary of Indonesian Islamic Students Movement (PMII) at Sasana Budaya Ganesha, Bandung.

Also accompanied the President on the event were Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, and Coordinator for Presidential Special Staff Teten Masduki. (BPMI/EN) (GWH/MMB/Naster)

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