National Reconciliation Board to Promote Diversity: Cabinet Secretary

An essay written by a young high-school student from Banyuwangi, East Java, on Tuesday (16/05), in which she addressed the issue of diversity and harmony in Indonesia, garnered attention and praise from social media users. (Antara Photo)

By : Carlos KY Paath | on 12:30 PM January 10, 2017
Category : News, Politics, Featured, Human Rights, Security

Jakarta. The government has tipped the establishment of a National Reconciliation Board, to be filled with leading public figures, to promote diversity and multiculturalism, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said.

“The people sitting in the reconciliation board will be those who have qualified track records. These are the people who do not make controversies,” Pramono said on Monday (09/01).

Several ministers have been asked to prepare a presidential regulation on the establishment of the board with hopes of minimizing political tensions.

The Education Ministry will introduce a study subject focusing on multiculturalism and diversity, Pramono said.

Previously, Chief Security Minister Wiranto said that peaceful deliberation is the characteristic of Indonesia’s problem solving methods. He explained that all leaders have their own ways to settle conflicts peacefully.

The National Reconciliation Board, according to Wiranto, will facilitate and resolve an issue with deliberations.

“As we adopt the laws from Europe, every case will be brought to justice, be it conflict process or pro justicia. [At the board], we would like a case to be resolved with non justicia, not by settling conflicts in court rooms,” Wiranto said.

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