Muhammadiyah: Dissolution of HTI and FPI does not solve the problem

According to Mu’ti, segregation based on religion has been thicker in the Jokowi era since 2019.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — General Secretary of the Central Executive Board (Sekum PP) of Muhammadiyah, Prof. Abdul Mu’ti gave testimony that several issues related to religion were not handled properly in the second period of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) administration. The various religious issues, continued Mu’ti, were more resolved politically than legally.

“In fact, religious issues can also be resolved amicably through deliberation. That could be an alternative, I think,” said Mu’ti in the Moya Institute webinar entitled ‘Two Years of Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin: Achievements, Hopes and Challenges’ in Jakarta, Monday (18/10).

Even settlement through law, according to Mu’ti, does not solve the root of the problem. He gave an example, the disbandment of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) which did not solve the problem.

“In fact, the members of the two mass organizations that were disbanded, I have observed that many are still active as usual. And not a few have received public sympathy,” said Mu’ti.

Segregation based on religion, said Mu’ti, is also thicker in the Jokowi era, especially since the 2019 election. Jokowi’s image as a leader who is not close to Muslims, he continued, could not be lost even though the former mayor of Solo collaborated with KH Ma’ruf Amin. as vice president.

In addition, Mu’ti also highlighted that communication between the Palace and a number of religious groups occurred sporadically, and not continuously. There was an impression, he said, that religious leaders would only be involved if there were problems. If it doesn’t exist, it’s no longer needed.

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“The communication factor needs to be improved, so that it happens as well as possible. Communication is not sporadic, the term is like ‘fire fighting’. Communication between ulama and umara needs to be built as well as possible,” said the professor at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah.

Deputy Chairperson of the MPR Arsul Sani said that during the government period, Jokowi faced difficult challenges, especially the Covid-19 pandemic, which had occurred over the past year and a half. This makes the situation in aspects of life in society abnormal.

In addition, it was also marked by a decline in the corruption perception index (GPA) released by Transparency International. “So normal measures cannot be applied to measure government performance in a situation like this,” he said.

Moya Institute Executive Director Hery Sucipto stated that two years was too short for the Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin government to be judged as a success or failure. This does not mean that the Jokowi-Ma’ruf government cannot be noted or even criticized for its performance over the past two years

Hery gave a few notes on the corruption eradication sector and the declining GPA. “However, there are also several things that can be considered as successes, such as massive infrastructure development, political stability and security, and most recently the successful implementation of PON in Papua,” said Hery.

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