Jokowi: Intolerance Is Indonesia’s Greatest Challenge

Jakarta -President Joko Widodo or Jokowi gave a public lecture at the National Defense Force (ABN) of the 2nd National Democratic Party (Nasdem). Jokowi reminded as a big country, Indonesia will face challenges in the future.

According to him, big challenges can come from within and abroad. “Inside the country, radicalism is our big challenge,” said Jokowi at ABN Nasdem Building, Pancoran, South Jakarta, Monday (16/7/2018).

In addition, the issue of terrorism, corruption, poverty, and inequality is a major challenge for Indonesia. From abroad, a trade war could pose a great threat.

“The American and Chinese trade wars The industrial revolution 4.0 is also a challenge if we are not prepared and can not follow,” said Jokowi.

Young Children Can not Be Afraid

The former governor of DKI Jakarta is advised, although the challenges faced more and more, the youth of the nation should not be afraid. Generations of nations must continue to sharpen themselves, do productive things and improve work ethic.

“We must not be afraid of challenges, hesitations, young people, no doubt because the country is a big country, the tests are big, the trials are big, the challenges are great,” Jokowi explained.

Not only that, said the President, young people must begin to maintain discipline from an early age. All activities should be undertaken according to initial planning.

“The national discipline should be fixed by talking at 9 am, start, do not delay 2 hours, 3 hours, no discipline is his name,” he said.

In this public lecture ABN Nasdem, Jokowi was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, and Minister of Industry who is also Chairman of Golkar Party Airlangga Hartarto. Also present were members of the Board of Directors of Pancasila Ideology Development Board (BPIP) Mahfud MD, Chairman of the House Bambang Soesatyo, and High Priest Istiqlal Mosque Nasaruddin Umar.


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