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Being Indonesian: Not by memorizing Pancasila

  • Faiza Mardzoeki
    Faiza Mardzoeki

    Playwright, theater producer, director and cultural and women’s activist

Yogyakarta | Wed, May 17, 2017 | 08:38 am
Being Indonesian: Not by memorizing Pancasila During the New Order, Pancasila was a sacred word, with its own power, and even feared. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

PREMIUM Pancasila state ideology has become a topic widely discussed, with many expressing concern that Indonesia’s diversity is under threat and that Pancasila values have been forgotten. Many people are urging that the teaching of Pancasila in schools be strengthened. Opening the congress of Fatayat, the women’s wing of the Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic organization in Palangkaraya, Central Kal...

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