Before the central management of PWI (Indonesian Association of Journalists) the former Governor of Jakarta said that he considerss the development of Indonesia in two dimensions, namely the sectoral dimension and the territorial dimension. #kbanews
JAKARTA | KBA – Presidential candidate number 1, Anies Baswedan, met with the management of Persatuan Wartawan Indonesia (PWI). Anies’s visit was to present his vision and mission for the 2024 election.
According to KBA News at the location, Anies arrived at PWI around 1:49 PM WIB. Dressed in a black suit, Anies was accompanied by the Co-captain of the AMIN National Team, Sudirman Said.
Besides meeting with the central management of PWI, the discussion with Anies was also attended by the Press Council.
In front of the central management of PWI, the former Governor of DKI Jakarta (2017-2022) said that heconsiders the development of Indonesia in two dimensions, namely the sectoral dimension and the territorial dimension.
Anies explained that the sectoral dimension includes health, education, and economy, while the territorial dimension covers what will be done in various regions of Indonesia.
“Why is this done? Because our formulation of the problem, what is the fundamental problem of this republic? One of the fundamental problems of this republic is the absence of social justice, hence the disparities, the inequalities,” said Anies at the PWI Central Office, Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta, on Friday, December 1, 2023.
He believes that these disparities have prevented the well-being and progress of Indonesia from being properly felt.
“That’s why our mission is ‘Indonesia that is just and prosperous for all’. Underlined not only ‘Indonesia that is just and prosperous’, but the underline is ‘for all’, so it can reach everyone, that’s why sector and region,” he continued.
In addition, the former Rector of Universitas Paramadina said that the focus of AMIN’s development is on human development. He believes that humans are the greatest wealth and determine the quality of the Indonesian nation.
However, Anies conveyed that the human quality index in Indonesia still faces disparities. He sees the need for a change in the quality of human development.
“If the lag in the human quality index is up to 10 years, then this is not a healthy sign,” he said.
The presidential candidate, endorsed by NasDem Party, National Awakening Party (PKB), and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), also discussed issues of democracy, law, and education.
Media should reject oppression
Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan urged the central management of PWI present in the meeting room and the regional PWI management in 38 provinces following via Zoom not to take a neutral position when witnessing oppression and marginalization.
“In our view, the media should not be neutral but must be objective. How can you be neutral in the face of oppression? Impossible. You want to be neutral, there’s a situation of marginalization? Impossible,” said Anies Baswedan.
Further, Anies Baswedan explained that a neutral stance must be built on the basis of objectivity and independence.
“Neutral is a stance that emerges from objective assessment or non-neutral is objective assessment. So, in our opinion, what should be maintained is objectivity and of course independence,” clarified Anies Baswedan, dressed in a white shirt with a black suit and trousers.
The friendly dialogue was attended by Henry CH Bangun (Chairman of PWI Central), Dr. Ninik Rahayu (Chairman of the Press Council), H. Ilham Bintang (Chairman of the PWI Advisory Council), Herbert Timbo Siahaan (Deputy Chairman of the PWI Advisory Council), Zulfiani Lubis (Deputy Chairwoman of the PWI Honorary Council), Sasongko Tedjo (Chairman of the PWI Honorary Council), and several other PWI and Press Council management members. From the AMIN National Team, Sudirman Said, Saur Hutabarat, and Jazilul Fawaid were present. (kba)