Muhammadiyah Questions Perppu on Mass Organizations

Riyan Ferdianto    •    13 Juli 2017 14:55 WIB
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Muhammadiyah Questions Perppu on Mass Organizations
Muhammadiyah Secretary General Abdul Mu'ti (Photo:MI/Adam Dwi)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Muhammadiyah, the second largest Islamic group in the country, on Thursday questioned the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2017's urgency.

"This regime should be criticized," Muhammadiyah Secretary General Abdul Mu'ti said.

The Perppu was signed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday. It was announced by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto on Wednesday.

The Perppu amends the existing law regulating mass organizations. It enables the government to ban  mass organizations.

"The Perppu is not aimed to discredit Islamic mass organizations. It is not aimed to harm Muslim citizens," Wiranto said.

In May, the government announced a plan to disband Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). The government prepared a legal action to dissolve the anti-Pancasila group.


(WAH)