Students and Tertiary Education Students Reject Intolerance

Media Indonesia, page 14

Students, Tertiary Education Students and religious leaders from various regions took to the streets to express their stance of rejecting radicalism and intolerance. As in Denpasar, Bali, about 1,500 students from various campuses in Bali conducted peaceful action at the governor’s office yesterday. Student Representative Council Pande Putu Bagus Mahendrayasa representing the tertiary education students made the statement of the student’s stance.

The stance that was read out, among others, supports the upholding of four national consensus, namely Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika as the foundation of the life of society, the nation and state in Indonesia. Another statement of attitude is to support the government to dissolve radical movement and take firm action against the perpetrators.

From Yogyakarta, hundreds of students across Yogyakarta declared a pledge of anti-radicalism and nonviolence while maintaining and upholding Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, NKRI and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. Yogyakarta Police Chief, Brigadier General Ahmad Dofiri who attended the event invited the students to defend the Unitary Republic of Indonesia and recognize the diversity of Indonesia. He said the slogan of Yogyakarta City of Tolerance is an application of Yogyakarta as a region that can accept all ethnic groups to be together in harmony.

Meanwhile, Rector of the State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu Zainal Abidin invited church leaders across Central Sulawesi to strengthen nationalism, including in the dialogue among the church leaders of Central Sulawesi next 8 June.

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