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‘Pancasila Day’ should go beyond rhetoric

  • Ina Parlina, Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, June 3 2016 | 09:23 am

PREMIUM The pronouncement of June 1 as a national holiday to commemorate the birth of Pancasila should go beyond rhetoric as the growing challenges of radicalism and terrorism threaten to shatter the nation.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision might be seen simply as a political gesture to win the favor of Megawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of Sukarno, the nation’s first president w...