Saturday, 09 March 2019 09:35

Handing over Certificates of Waqf Land, President Joko Widodo Expects Ulama to Straighten Hoaxes

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President Joko Widodo handed over 814 waqf certificates or endowment at the Istiqlal Mosque in Bandarjaya sub-district, Central Lampung, during his working visit to Lampung Province on Friday afternoon (8/3). Before the local people who were present, the President said that land conflicts occur in many regions because without a certificate as proof of ownership. He claimed to have ordered related agencies to immediately complete land certification so that the agrarian conflict could be resolved within the country.

"This is why I ordered the minister. This waqf land must be settled. If not, it will be troubled later. The land has become a mosque or Madrasah school, but this is disputed. Who is shy? We are all. But if you have a certificate like now, this is legal proof of land. It's clear; there's no problem. That’s why in all provinces, we speed up land certificates, especially the waqf land," said Joko Widodo.

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo advised the community not to be easily informed by false issues that spread widely among the people. He hopes that community and religious leaders can straighten out hoaxes that can create unrest among the people. Some of the slanders that have been circulating lately include the issue of banning the Adzan, the legalization of the same genders’ marriage as well as the criminalization of Ulama. (Ndy)

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