Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Jokowi criticized for not taking side of indigenous people

  • Apriadi Gunawan
    Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Tanjung Gusta, North Sumatra | Sun, March 19, 2017 | 10:41 am
Jokowi criticized for not taking side of indigenous people Enthusiastic: Participants of the fifth congress of the Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) in Tanjung Gusta, Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, on March 18, discuss the rights of indigenous people. (JP/Apriadi Gunawan)

Participants of the fifth congress of the Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) on Saturday evaluated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s nine-point priority agenda, known as Nawacita, coming to the conclusion that it had not yet served the interests of indigenous people in Indonesia.

AMAN Congress organizing committee head Arifin Monang Saleh said the evaluation of the President’s Nawacita was one of important agenda items up for discussion during the congress.

The congress’ participants evaluated six points of the Nawacita program, he said, including the implementation of Constitutional Court (MK) ruling No. 35 on customary forests, the deliberation of the indigenous people bill, the establishment of a national commission for indigenous people, the settlement of conflicts in customary communities and the implementation of a law on customary villages.

“The six Nawacita points related to indigenous people in the country have not yet been realized. We very much regret this,” Arifin told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the congress in Tanjung Gusta, Deli Serdang regency, on Saturday.

(Read also: Carnival of culture opens indigenous people's congress in North Sumatra)

The results of the Nawacita evaluation by congress participants will be further discussed in the commission for recommendation, resolution and declaration.

“We will announce what they [indigenous people] have recommended to realize the Nawacita program at the end of the congress,” said Arifin.

The last agenda item of the congress, which will end on Sunday, is the selection and inauguration of the National AMAN Council and AMAN secretary general for the 2017-2022 period. (ebf)

Join the discussions