In today’s edition, we will bring a topic about The Importance of Pancasila’s Values for Indonesian Young Generations.
Head of the Bureau of the Secretariat of the Leadership of the People’s Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia, Muhammad Rizal said that the values of Pancasila have begun to diminish. According to Muhammad Rizal, the values from this Indonesians’ way of life have gradually been subsided. Consequently, it is essential to re-internalize and foster the values of Pancasila, particularly toward Indonesian children and youths. During the Fourth Pillar Socialization of People’s Consultative Assembly -MPR, Muhammad Rizal said on Sunday (22nd July 2018) that this is the form of cooperation between MPR and the Youth Group of Deli Serdang Kulon Village, at Panongan District, Tangerang Regency, Banten He took for example that people residing in major cities have started to exhibit individualistic behavior and become apathetic toward their surroundings. In addition, the values of togetherness and ‘mutual assistance or ‘Gotong Royong’, have been disengaged from Indoneian people’s daily lives.
As stated by Muhammad Rizal, the disengagement of Pancasila’s values is caused by external influences, including the values resulted from globalization. In addition, various new ideologies have erupted and suppressed the existence of Pancasila, for example, ISIS and Liberalism. According to Muhammad Rizal, these ideologies do not align with Pancasila.
The establishment of Pancasila as the ideology and state philosophy of Indonesia has produced consequences. Such consequences make the values embodied in Pancasila to be deployed as the core and fundamental principles for the governance of country. Pancasila consists of five principles and these principles act as five basic values which are considered fundamental. Those values include the value of piety, the value humanity, the value of unity, the value of democracy and society, and the value of social justice.
Muhammad Rizal also explained that Pancasila belongs to all citizens of Indonesia; thus it belongs to neither any particular individual nor regime. Because, Pancasila has been rooted and cultured in Indonesia. Pancasila grows and flourishes as the result the cultural values, traditions, and religious values in Indonesia. Therefore, the values of Pancasila could integrate all citizens of Indonesia.
The first principle namely “Belief in the One and Only God” carries the value of piety. This means that Indonesia gives freedom for its citizens to choose their belief as well as perform their obligations and worships based on the religions of each individual.
The second principle namely “Just and Civilized Humanity” gives the essence that every citizen must be treated respectively and equally according to his dignity of the God’s creature. These values remark the idea that all humans have the same degree, dignity, rights, and duties.
The third principle namely “The Unity of Indonesia” highlights the meaning and value of unity. It is the implementation of strong determination from every aspect endeavoring to accomplish the same vision and unity called Indonesia.
The fourth principle, “Democracy Guided by the Inner Wisdom in the Unanimity Arising out of Deliberations Amongst of Representatives” reveals the idea that all processes of making decisions must be conducted through a deliberation in order to generate conformed decision for every involved party. Besides, this value also emphasizes that the government of Indonesia is carried out from, by, and for the people of Indonesia.
The fifth principle, “The Social Justice for the Whole People of Indonesia” reinforces a message that duties and rights must work in balance in every aspect of life.