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Reinterpreting Pancasila

  • Azis Anwar Fachrudin
    Azis Anwar Fachrudin

    Holds an MA degree from the Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) of Gadjah Mada University

Yogyakarta | Fri, June 9, 2017 | 08:32 am
Reinterpreting Pancasila Preserving Pancasila: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo attends a celebration of Pancasila Day at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Pejambon, Central Jakarta, on June 1. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

PREMIUM In commemorating the anniversary of the Pancasila state ideology, which fell on June 1, what is needed is reflection on how to reinterpret it more inclusively.

Pancasila Week, held from May 29 until June 4, used the taglines #SayaPancasila (I am Pancasila), #Saya Indonesia (I am Indonesia), #PancasilaReborn, etc. These taglines leave the impression that...

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