MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, SLEMAN – Buya Ahmad Syafi’i Maarif, a Muhammadiyah scholar, stated that Indonesia is confronting a crisis of statesmen.
Many politicians would rather think about their party than care about people’s interest.
Buya Syafi’i criticized the presidential system in Indonesia which seems a parliamentary system. As a result, the cabinet consists of people from dominating parties instead of people with expertise.
“The parties have different goals, interests, and strategies so that this presidential system feels like the parliamentary system. This system is complicated, and it’s a result of politics. What to be done?” said Buya Syafi’i when Minister for Industry Agus Gumiwang and Coordinating Minister for Economy Airlangga Hartanto visited his house.
Besides, Buya told them his concern about quality of law, unideal commitment to the Commission Eradication Commission (KPK), and protracted pandemic management.
“We’re facing the crisis (the crisis of statesmen). Our challenges are difficult. COVID-19 and corruption are rampant. The KPK isn’t as we expected, and the law isn’t either,” he revealed.
“This is silaturahmi with this nation’s generation,” he expressed.
“We have long discussion. This is my first time to talk with Airlangga. There have been four ministers seeing me,” he told.
Dealing with the aforementioned national issues, Buya Syafi’i wished they could be resolved soon. Meanwhile, he encouraged all Indonesia to keep loving this nation and all its shortages.
“We have to go through all of this and remain loyal to this nation. Our love to this country may not fade away. Let’s foster our nationalism and patriotism,” he encouraged.