VP Ma’ruf Amin Delivers Speech on Constitutional Day
The Republic of Indonesia’s 1945 Constitution should be a reference in the life of the nation and state, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin remarked.
“The Constitution must become a reference, the main source in drafting laws and all regulations under it that covers the life of the nation and state. One must refer to its principles, values, objectives, and aims. Therefore, it’s not just a formal requirement without realization,” the Vice President said during the Commemoration of Constitution Day and the 77th Anniversary of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) at the Parliamentary Complex, Jakarta, Thursday (08/18).
The Vice President also stated that to implement the Constitution as the basis of the state, it takes high awareness and seriousness.
“It takes awareness and seriousness to revive the spirit of the Constitution as the manifestation of the nation’s morality, including the values of truthfulness, sincerity, togetherness, and humanity,” the Vice President added.
Reaffirming the principles and objectives of the state in the Constitution is the basis of building an established and strong life order after the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.
“The principles, values, and objectives contained in the Constitution are a solid and prospective basis for efforts to recover and revive the country. For that reason, we must reinforce several important fundamentals of the state, namely identity as a strong nation, mutual cooperation, unity in diversity, optimism amid the most difficult circumstances, and excellence in work ethic,” he added.
From an economic perspective, the Vice President stated that the Constitution is a strong foundation for economic recovery. “In order for the Constitution to become the basis for post-pandemic economic recovery, the regulations that are established must prioritize justice and humanity and be supported by the function of maintaining order,” he asserted.
The Vice President also expressed hope that all levels of leaders and members of the Indonesian parliamentary could continue to oversee the upholding of the Constitution in Indonesia and be at the forefront row in guarding the integrity of the state.
Previously, Speaker of the MPR Bambang Soesatyo stated that the founding fathers of the nation had passed the nation’s fundamental values to us all and for this reason, it is compulsory for the Government and the people to continue to practice them. “Our duties are not only to instill the values of Pancasila, but we must actualize them in our daily life,” Bambang remarked. (BPMI of Vice Presidential Secretariat/UN) (FI/HD/MMB)