PALANGKARAYA: The Central Kalimantan administration has issued a letter formally rejecting the presence of the Islam Defenders Front ( FPI ) in the province.
The administration sent the letter to Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto, Central Kalimantan Deputy Governor Achmad Diran said on Tuesday.
The administration also sent copies of the letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the People’s Consultative Assembly chief Taufiek Kiemas, House Speaker Marzuki Alie, Constitutional Court Chief Mahfud MD, Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi and the National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo, he added.
“The letter says that we firmly reject the FPI and won’t let the FPI establish a chapter in the province because it contradicts the local wisdom of the Dayak tribe that upholds peace,” Achmad said as quoted by tempo.co.
Achmad said that the rejection of the hard-line group was a collective decision; therefore, the administration decided to take further action by issuing an official statement. ( swd )