REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) ustaz Tengku Zulkarnain called on younger generation who attended the 212 alumni reunion in Jakarta on Sunday to help protect the Unitary State of Indonesia (NKRI). He said that in the 212 Alumni Reunion Rally at the National Monument (Monas) Square on Sunday.
"It is you all who will protect the NKRI in the future. We do not want the country to become depraved that justifies homosexuality. We want Indonesia to become a peaceful and prosperous country blessed by God," ustaz Tengku said.
He said the Unitary State of Indonesia is based on the Belief in One God philosophy. Therefore, the state policy or that of individuals should not be against religion, including justifying brothels.
He said the rally had no political purpose. It is basically a religious tourism and effort to uphold 'tawheed' (faith in one God).
"There is no political element. We do not allow other flags to fly, besides Merah Putih and the Tawheed flag. We do not allow party flags," said Novel.
The 212 rally alumni was established to gather people who were involved in the rally on Dec 2, 2016 to call for the prosecution of then-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok for blasphemy.