Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at Dangai Ehau Festival in West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan Province, November 3, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 November 2023
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim,
Adil ka’talino, bacuramin ka’saruga, basengat ka’jubata. (speak in Kalimantan local language)

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Good afternoon,
May peace be upon us all,
Shalom,
Om swastiastu
,
Namo Buddhaya,
Greetings of Virtue.

Are you happy today?
Who wants to have a bike?

Distinguished Minister of State Secretary, Minister of State-owned Enterprises, Commander of the Indonesia Defense Forces, Chief of the Indonesia National Police, Governor of East Kalimantan, Regent of West Kutai,

Distinguished all traditional and religious leaders;

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am very pleased to be here in the land of Tanaa Purai Ngeriman (a fertile land with abundant blessings) and to attend the Dangai Ehau (Dahau) Festival. This is the most eagerly awaited festival by the community in West Kutai regency held to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of West Kutai regency. Happy 24th Anniversary of West Kutai regency.

We all know that our country has great diversity. We have 714 different local tribes. To that end, preserving and promoting local culture, boosting the creative industry in the region is our duty. Through cultural festivals, we can learn about the richness of our traditions and cultural values, tolerance, and harmony that have been inherited by our ancestors.

And I also noticed that the spirit of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) can be concretely implemented in this region. I noticed that all of you live in harmony, don’t you? All of you always uphold the spirit of solidarity, don’t you?

Now, who can remember the five principles of Pancasila. Please, raise your hand. Please, come to front and introduce yourself.

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
My name is Rino Erlangga.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
What is your name?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Rino Erlangga, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Where are you from, Rino?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Barong, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Barong district?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Yes, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Okay, what’s the answer? The first principle of Pancasila is…

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
First, belief in the…

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Once again.

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
The first principle of Pancasila is…

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Wait a moment… Okay, go on.

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Pancasila. First, belief in the one and only God.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Second?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Just and civilized humanity.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Third?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
The unity of Indonesia.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Fourth?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Democracy guided by the inner wisdom in the unanimity arising out of deliberations among representatives

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Fifth?

Rino Erlangga (Participant of the Festival)
Social justice for the whole of the people of Indonesia.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
The next person. Please, introduce yourself.

Christin (Participant of the Festival)
I am so nervous, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
What’s your name?

Christin (Participant of the Festival)
My name is Christin.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Okay, Christin. Go on. The first principle of Pancasila is…

Christin (Participant of the Festival)
Belief in the one and only God.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Wait a moment. Once again.

Christin (Participant of the Festival)
Pancasila; 1. Belief in the one and only God, 2. Just and civilized humanity, 3. Unity of Indonesia, 4. Democracy guided by the inner wisdom in the unanimity arising out of deliberations among representatives, 5. Social justice for the whole of the people of Indonesia.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Wait.. once again. What is the fifth principle of Pancasila?

Christin (Participant of the Festival)
Fifth, social justice for the whole of the people of Indonesia.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Good job. Take your bikes and bring them home. They are not ordinary bikes as you can see my name printed on them. You can read it, “A bike from President Jokowi.” It is expensive. You can bring them home now.

Once again, I am very pleased to see the spirit of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) here. And Indonesia is a big country that has various tribes, religions, and cultures. In West Kuta regency, there is Dayak Bahau community, Dayak Aoheng community, Dayak Tunjung community, Dayak Kenyah community, Dayak Benuaq community, and Melayu community that have diverse traditions but still happily live in harmony and respect each other.

I also would like to express my gratitude to everyone in West Kutai regency, especially Dayak communities, for conferring me with an honorary title and for supporting the development of our new capital, the city of the future.

That concludes my speech on this auspicious occasion.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

(AP/EP)

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