Visited MUI, National Police Chief try to Mantain Security Stability

Ilham wibowo    •    19 November 2016 18:07 WIB
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Visited MUI, National Police Chief try to Mantain Security Stability
National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian (Photo: Media Indonesia).

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian on Friday, November 18, visited the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). The meeting of Tito with the leaders of MUI is an effort to maintain the national security's stability. 
 
"There is a more intense communication on religious issue, especially Islam, then the dialog that can build the measures to maintain the stability of state security," Tito said at the MUI's office, Jalan Proklamasi, Central Jakarta, Friday (11/18/2016).
 
Tito said it is not his first meeting with the leaders of MUI. When taking the role of the National Counterterrorism Agency, Tito went for several times to MUI's office. 
 
MUI Chairman Ma`ruf Amin said the meeting is to tighten and maintain the nationality life. He thinks that in the meeting, Tito also mentioned the alleged blasphemy conducted by Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
 
"Police Chief gives thorough, complete and comprehensive explanation to MUI," said Ma`ruf.
 
Ahok's speech, Basuki's nickname, in Pulau Pramuka, Kepulauan Seribu, September 27, has allegedly contain criminal intent. At the time, Ahok quoted the Al Maidah verse 51.
 
"So do not think that if Ahok is not chosen, the program is dismissed. Do not juts believe in people, it could be that your heart says not to choose me, or being lied to by using Al Maidah 51," said Ahok at the time.
 
MUI released a fatwa that Ahok's statement is a blasphemy against the Koran and ulemas. The effect of the fatwa is very bright.
 
Friday, November 4, thousands of people from various regions protested in front of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, demanding law enforcers to investigate Ahok's speech. That night, the protesters clashed with the police. 
 
Two days ago, the Criminal Research Investigation Team named Ahok suspect. However, this legal status did not satisfy the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). 
 
The Islamic organization joined in the National Fatwa Guard Movement Fatwa (GNPF) MUI, including FPI, has planned the protest on December 2. They demand the police to immediately arrest Ahok. 
 
President Joko Widodo has also maintained the stability of security and politics. After the November 4 protest, the president met with religious and political figures, as well as visiting the military bases. 

(FJR)