MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, JAKARTA – The Indonesian Constitution ensures human rights of each citizen. However, the rights may not become an excuse to implement a public policy.
Chairman of Muhammadiyah Anwar Abbas stated that human rights applied in Indonesia are ones imbued with Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution having divine values instead of secular and Western atheistic and secular human rights.
“The first principle of Pancasila should go along with the second principle so that it is not allowed a concept of the human rights against the first principle. Talking about human rights in this country, the concept is not a western concept which is secularistic and atheistic. Out human rights refer to our constitution instilled by religious teachings,” asserted Anwar Abbas.
At a morning preaching at Masjid Attaqwa, Patemon, on Sunday (7/2), Anwar Abbas affirmed that all secular understanding, thoughts, beliefs, and teachings including policies on education.
Article 29 paragraph 1 of the 1945 Constitution mentions that the state guarantees each and every citizen the freedom of religion and of worship in accordance with his religion and belief. Thus, education in Indonesia should emphasize religious teachings and practice to the believers.
“We are not allowed to make a policy which hampers people to be a faithful and pious because this nation believes in the one and only God,” revealed Anwar quoting a goal of Law on the National Education System.
Furthermore, he deplore that many people claim they are “Pancasilais” (a person who believes in Pancasila), but their actions, comprehensions, and wisdom do not represent values of the first principle of Pancasila.
“I think that the people only say the constitution, yet they do not put it into actions. I can say that many laws in this nation in contrast to the 1945 Constitution,” he maintained.