DECISION OF NTB Governor, Master Teacher Zainul Majdi or Tuan Guru Bajang (TGB) to support Jokowi two periods raises various responses from many parties.
Especially the previous TGB is a supporter of Prabowo Subianto in the 2014 presidential election.
Although this decision is considered full of risks, but TGB still steady to support Jokowi in the 2019 presidential election later.
In an interview conducted by TGB with Kompas TV journalist Aiman at Kompas Petang event, TGB conveyed his stance in supporting Jokowi.
At the same event, TGB was asked to respond to the response that the Jokowi government is considered a regime that often imprison the cleric.
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“There is an assumption of Jokowi regime’s government that imprisoned the cleric cleric.You a figure of a cleric, are you crossing with it or agreeing?” Aiman asked the TGB.
TGB also answered that the assumption must be through the process of clarification or tabayyun.
“I think it is necessary in tabayyun, in the sense that there are indeed some feelings, say the kebatinan situation of a large percentage of people who feel that the law enforcement is not completely 100 percent straight and not maximized, especially concerning the issue of humanity or an incomplete explanation of some cases which is related to the symbols or figures of the umma, “he said.
TGB also reaffirmed that he did not agree with the assumption.
Because according to him, objectively he witnessed all the assemblies and Islamic activities in the region of NTB, and generally in Indonesia is running well.
“There are one or two issues that are associated with positive law, there are complaints, defamation and defamation, etc. I think it should be sealed as objectively as possible,” he explained.
“And perhaps, when there is a presumption that if the process of carrying a single leader of the Islamic Republic is suspended, if the other is slow, then it may be that it raises the perception that something is not fair,” he added.
It lets out, if in that position, TGB is calling to invite the law, ensuring that the law enforcement process can run as fair and as objective as possible.
Meanwhile, when asked about support for Jokowi who is considered full of the risk of losing many friends, TGB answered casually and as if no load.
“it’s a risk and there are times when we have to sound and sound based on common sense and the principles of religion that I hold firm The term is abandoned my friends think no.Who knows beyond that there are encounters and there will always be an encounter with friends .The view may be different but friendship must be maintained, “said TGB.
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The Democratic High Council Member insists that his speech is a personal statement and does not represent any party or party.
TGB states if what he said is solely for the benefit and the benefit of the citizens of West Nusa Tenggara.
TGB confessed, the decision that he took after 4 years he saw a breaking of the people, especially after the General Election of Regional Head.
“This decision I took after four years I saw, judging and also post-election simultaneously yesterday, especially I saw in some areas, the division was so felt.
So the division between people is amazing. One claims to be the aspiration of the ummah and the other is not a people and even with narratives and discourses that ruin our fraternity, “TGB said.
“So after the Pemilukada I see discourses and speeches developed, and even that is getting worrisome.
To quote the verses of war as if in 2019 we will fight the kurusetra between Pandavas and Kurawa. My choice as a child of the nation is silent or vocal, and I choose to speak out. It has nothing to do with any position, “he added.
He then asserts if it is a personal attitude.
TGB Comments related List of PA Recommendation 212
In addition to providing clarification on his support for Jokowi, TGB also answered questions about the dicoretnya name itself from the list of Alumni Brotherhood (212) candidates.
“That’s his right, yes we can still ngaji here, still can silahturahmi with you all, God willing we can eat 3 times a day, if fast open and sahur, no need to be complicated yes things that depart from the principle.
And once again, I once lived in Egypt 7 years, I have a lot of information and knowledge from reading, from what I see, about how a nation has begun polarized. And one that is often used for polarization is religious sentiment. ”
“In Indonesia, religious sentiments should not be used to polarize us, if there is religious sentiment,” he said, adding that “we are contributing to Indonesia, where we can work to do the best.”
Reported earlier, in Rakornas PA 212 on Tuesday (29/05/2018) in Cibubur, East Jakarta, TGB entered as a candidate candidate who will be supported by PA 212.
There are four other names in addition to the TGB, namely Rizieq Shihab, Prbaowo Subianto, Yusril Ihza Mahendra, and Zulkifli Hasan.
Meanwhile, as a companion, a number of names are recommended.
Here’s a list of some of the figures recommended as a companion.
1. Anies Baswedan
2. Ahmad Heriyawan
3. Hidayat Nur Wahid
4. Anis Matta
5. Eggi Sudjana
6. Yusril Ihza Mahendra
Quoted from Tribun Jakarta, Chairman of PA 212 Slamet Ma’arif said if it invites all Muslims in Indonesia to agree on the criteria of president and vice president they mentioned.