This is RRI World Service -VOI with the daily program ‘My Indonesia. The topic of today’s My Indonesia is “The existence of Pancasila's Ideology must be maintained”.
Cabinet Secretary, Pramono Anung and several Ministers held a meeting to discuss the change of the Presidential Working Unit of Pancasila’s Ideology -UKP-PIP to become the Pancasila Ideology Development Agency at the State Secretariat in Jakarta last Wednesday (10/01). As quoted by Liputan6.com, The ministers who attended the meeting were Minister of State Secretary -Pratikno, Minister of Home Affairs -Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Law and Human Rights -Yasonna Laoly, Minister of Administrative Reform of Bureaucracy -Asman Abnur, and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani.
In the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Pramono explained the finalization of the UKP-PIP. He also remarked that the discussion about promotion of UKP-PIP to become the Pancasila Ideology Development Agency has been done since last month. One of the reasons was to facilitate coordination with various ministries. Pramono added that the change brings about different organizational structure.
The Pancasila Ideology Development Agency will consist of Steering Committee, Chief, three Deputies and Deputy Head and Executive Secretary. The Steering Committee is chaired by Megawati Soekarnoputri, which consists of Try Sutrisno, Ahmad Syafii Ma'arif, Said Aqil Siroj, Ma'ruf Amin, Mahfud MD, Sudhamek, Andreas Anangguru Yewangoe, and Vishnu Bawa Tenaya. In addition, the Head of the Pancasila Ideology Development Agency also remains seated by Yudi Latif.
Pramono said that the existence of this body is very important. He views that the ideology of Pancasila becomes very urgent for the nation's interest in the long term.
The Presidential Work Unit of Pancasila Ideology Development was initially established by President Joko Widodo to combat activities that contradict with Pancasila values. Through the existence of the UKP-PIP, Pancasila ideology in Indonesian society was more powerful, both through education and social activities.
Related to the importance of maintaining the ideology of Pancasila, Minister of Defense, Ryamizard Ryacudu in the Press Conference Meeting of the Ministry of Defense Leadership in Jakarta last Thursday (11/01) to Media said that Pancasila must be maintained. He views that Pancasila values are able to unite the entire nation of Indonesia. He also pointed out that the Indonesian military -TNI has become an established and solid organization in safeguarding the Ideology of Pancasila.
“…Because Pancasila is our only unifying tool, the unifying tool of the nation. It is all true, but the most solid organization that carries out the unity of this nation is Indonesia military –TNI. Why? Because TNI exists everywhere from one place to another one. So, TNI is solid first and then, we call for this nation to unite. How we call for people to be united, if we are not united.”
The third point of Pancasila says that Indonesian unity is that Indonesian nation is expected to be able to maintain unity, interest and safety of the nation and state as a common interest above the personal and group interests, to develop a sense of love to the homeland and nation and to develop a sense of the national pride and the land of Indonesia.