Religious leaders hope that peaceful elections will produce leaders as expected Religious leaders hope that peaceful elections will produce leaders as expected

Religious leaders hope that peaceful elections will produce leaders as expected

Religious leaders hope that peaceful elections will produce leaders as expected

Jakarta - A number of religious leaders who are members of the Peaceful Indonesia Care Forum hope that the 2024 elections will be peaceful and produce national leaders, both executive and legislative, who meet expectations.

This hope was expressed in a prayer with the community of religious leaders which was also attended by the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Depok, West Java, Friday (9/2).

"We gather and pray for the nation and state as well as for future leaders of the nation," said Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) KH Marsudi Syuhud in a written statement in Jakarta, Saturday.

Apart from SBY and Marsudi, present at the joint prayer was the Chairman of Matakin Xs. Budi S. Tanuwibowo, Chairman of PGI Rev. Gomar Gultom, Catholic figure Cardinal Ign. Suharyo, Chair of Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia (PHDI) Major General Purn. Vishnu Brings Tenaya.

Also present were the leader of the Supreme Council of Believers in the One and Only God (MLKI) Engkus Ruswana and the Spiritual Leader of the Archipelago Sri Eko Srijanto Galgendu.

"I convey again that the most important thing in the success of an election or the election of president and vice president or representatives in the DPR is that society remains harmonious, calm, cool, there are no gunfights or riots," said Marsudi.

In the joint prayer which was recited alternately, according to Marsudi, the religious leaders raised the hope that those who were contesting to become people's representatives, president or vice president would bring benefits to all the people and that they would not take any wrong steps that would actually cause disaster.

"Elections and presidential elections are indeed important for our country, but what is far more important is the integrity of the nation. There is something that is far more valuable than victory, namely the attitude of a warrior who upholds truth and virtue," he said.

Based on data from the Indonesian KPU, the final voter list (DPT) in the 2024 elections is 204,807,222 voters.

Previously, the Indonesian KPU announced that the 2024 Election participants were 18 national political parties, namely (according to serial number) the National Awakening Party (PKB), Gerindra Party, PDI Perjuangan, Golkar Party, NasDem Party, Labor Party, and Gelora Indonesia Party.

Next, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the Archipelago Awakening Party (PKN), the Hanura Party, the Garuda Party, the National Mandate Party (PAN), the Crescent Star Party (PBB), the Democratic Party, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), the Perindo Party, the Development Association (PPP), and the Ummat Party.

Apart from that, the election for legislative members (pileg) was also participated in by six local political parties, namely the Nanggroe Aceh Party, the Atjeh Beusaboh Tha'at and Taqwa Generation Party, the Darul Aceh Party, the Aceh Party, the Aceh Prosperous Adil Party, and the Aceh People's Independent Solidity Party.

The Indonesian KPU has also named the participants in the 2024 Presidential and Vice Presidential Election (Pilpres), namely the pair Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar number 1, Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka number 2, and Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud Md. serial number 3.

After the campaign period from 28 November 2023 to 10 February 2024, the quiet period will be on 11-13 February. One day later, February 14 2024, legislative elections, including the Election for DPD RI Members, will coincide with the 2024 Presidential Election.



Hu Ping: Forcing the Uyghurs to go to school is actually cultural genocide

Since the beginning of the New Year 2024, there have been more and more news and videos in the Chinese media about Uyghurs preparing for new year celebrations under the guidance of government officials in Kashgar, Atush, Aksu, Hotan and other places. In the news, during this year's Chagan period, customs, ceremonies and artistic activities related to China's Chagan Festival are being held in various parts of the Uyghur region. Under the guidance of Chinese government officials, Uyghurs are hanging lanterns in Chinese on their doors and pasting mosques. It has been widely publicized that the festival has created a festive atmosphere, and the street food is sold, and Kashgar and other places have become the most attractive places for tourists.

In the photo news released on February 7th, children are practicing football in the "Ancient City of Kashgar", which is one of the venues of the Children's Art Night by Central Television. The streets of Aksu City are completely decorated with red lanterns, flowered paper, children's crafts, and people are holding children's sports and art activities. , Atush and other places show that some of them are practicing the dragon method.

Promotional information about China Chagan is also widely posted on social media forums abroad. One of these was a tweet by Chinese diplomat and spokeswoman Hua Chunying on February 6 about the tense atmosphere in Kashmir.

In a video message posted by Hua Chuny, showing Uyghur chefs and rich food in Kashgar Khan market in a lively atmosphere, he praised that the Kashgar atmosphere in Kashgar along the Silk Road has become one of the most attractive tourist spots.

Some foreign Uyghur Internet stars have also started to appear among the broadcasters of propaganda programs about Chagan in other countries.

One of them is Dilreba, a French Uyghur internet star who recently dressed in English on the streets of Paris and was praised by Chinese spokesperson Wang Wenbing. In a video released by him on February 6, it was described that a supermarket in Paris was decorated in the spirit of Chagan's festival. It turns out that this woman named Dilreba has been criticized by the Uyghurs because of the vitamin candies that she sold in the Uyghur land as "hair growth".

Mr. Hu Ping, the former editor-in-chief of "Beijing Spring Magazine" published in the United States, who has been observing China's policies towards Uighurs, including Chagan propaganda, believes that the existence of a nation is to preserve its cultural characteristics.

Hu Ping said that the current Chinese government's ban on Uyghur religious and ethnic festivals in the land known as the Uyghur Autonomous Region, forcing Uyghur converts to Islam to celebrate Chinese cultural festivals, such as Chaghan, is actually an open cultural massacre of Uyghurs.

Hu Ping criticized the current policy of the Chinese government towards the Uyghurs, adding: "You should have ensured that in areas where other ethnic groups are concentrated, they can celebrate their own traditional festivals. This is a very reasonable provision. In the original state of China, Uighurs should have been legally allowed and protected to celebrate their traditional festivals. But now, on the contrary, the cultural festivals of the Chinese are forced to be attended by the Uyghurs. The original Uighurs did not have the custom of celebrating Chinese holidays. But now they force the Uyghurs to participate in these holidays, and the Uyghurs are losing their own holidays. So what is happening here is actually the destruction of a culture or cultural genocide."

Mr. Rooney Stenberg, a German Uyghur cultural researcher who has been closely observing the Uyghur situation, said that the Chinese government is currently holding the Uyghur Chaghan and promoting the high Chaghan enthusiasm. They have not widely promoted the fake image of "living" in China and abroad.

Mr. Ronnie Stenberg also said that he paid attention to the news in the Chinese media that Kashgar City is one of the four cities where the youth art program will be broadcast live in the 2024 youth art night program of China Central Television.

He said that China's efforts to promote Uighur youth are actually one of the practical manifestations of the Chinese government's policy of forcing Uighurs to assimilate into Chinese culture. The real goal of the Chinese government is actually to destroy Uighurs by assimilating them by forcing them to participate in Chinese cultural festivals such as Chaghan.

Hu Ping, a Chinese opposition intellectual, emphasized that "the Chinese government's policy of culturally Chineseizing the Uyghurs using various means is actually the policy of racially destroying this nation. He believes that the cultural genocide that the Uighurs are facing is actually an important part of the genocide policy that the Uyghurs are facing.

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