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Politics
16-12-2016
REVIEW : THE THIRD MASS ACTION TO SAFEGUARD THE DECLARATION OF MUI
Author : Soedibyo *)

A group of Moslem society angrily protest the speech of Ahok, the Governor  of Jakarta,  because Ahok is considered offending the Holy Quran.  Those group of Moslem society  conducted the Mass Action gigantically and spectacularly in Jakarta on November 4, 2016, they called it as the First Mass Action  to Safeguard the Declaration of  MUI (the  Council of the Indonesian Ulema). MUI has declared Ahok to have offended the Holy Quran.


Clearly then those  group of angry Moslem society are planning to conduct the second mass action that  they  called  the Second Mass Action to Safeguard  the Declaration of  MUI on November 25,  2016 implemented with the praying together on along the Street  since the Circle of Indonesian Hotel until the Bridge of Semanggi.

The Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI on November 25,  2016 was cancelled because of the security consideration, but the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI conducted on December 2,  2016 is permitted by the Police. This writing is intended to review the implementation of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI conducted on December 2,  2016.

The Arise of the Security Consideration.

The planning of those group of Moslem Society to conduct the Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI with praying together along the Street since the Circle of the Indonesian Hotel until the Bridge of Semanggi  was rejected by the Chief of Police supported by the Commander of  the  Indonesian  National Military,  based on two reason:

First, it was detected those Mass Action conducted by those group of Moslem Society is vulnerable  against  the infiltration and provocation by any outside illegal elements. Intelligent Report said those proposed Mass Action is going to be infiltrated and provoked by  a certain outside political elements. Those Mass Action is going  to be  exploited by any outside political elements to become the Political Mass Action to topple the Head of State.  Accordingly based on the security consideration,  the intention to conduct the Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI, on November 25, 2016 implemented with the praying together on the street since  the Circle of the Indonesian Hotel until the  Bridge of Semanggi  is not permitted.

Second, praying together on the street is also against Law, because it will totally disturb the  traffic of the public. This consideration is strengthening the above decision that the Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI,  on ovember25,  2016  is not permitted.

Because of this rejection by the Police the plan conducting the Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI, on November 25, 2016 was cancelled. However, because of the cancellation of the Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI on November 25, 2916,  another group of Moslem Society called the National Movement to Safeguard the Declaration  of  MUI, under the leadership of Habib Rizieg  planned  to conduct the  Mass Action called the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI on December 2, 2016 or stated as the 212 Mass Action to be implemented   with praying together will be also held along the street since  the Circle of the Indonesian Hotel until the Bridge of Semanggi.

The proposal to conduct the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of  MUI on December 2, 2016 implemented with also  praying  together, lead by Habib Rizieg,   is agreed by the Police but it should be  conducted on the cross roads of all around the  National Monument.

The reason of the permit  to be agreed by the  Police because the Chairman of the National Movement of the Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI, Habib Rizieg  promised to the Chief of Police that all the participants of the Mass Action will support the Police effort to preserve the Peaceful  Situation.

The Chief of Police  thought  that this kind of Mass Action will be also vulnerable against the outside  infiltration and provocation  by  any political elements to exploit the situation to become  the political mass action to reach a certain objective, but the  promise of the Chairman of the National Movement of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI, Habib Rizieg will strengthen the preventive action by the Police. Habib Rezxieg earnestly proposed the Police to permit and to give the safety support to the implementation of the Third Mass  Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI.

Beside of those reasons apparently the Police secretly has designed the secret security operation (SO) to capture and to detain 11 political activist who are suspected actively   criticizing the Government.   They will be captured in their residence on early in the morning of December 2,  2016. These 11 political activists are detected to have actively attended a number of the closed meeting in several places to discuss the possible political and security  situation concerning the implementation of the  Mass Action held on December 2, 2016 by those group of the Moslem Society.

Those 11 political activists  are suspected going to infiltrate and to provoke those Mass Action in according to their political objectives, namely coming to the House of Representatives and to force the House of  Representatives to topple the Head of State.

The implementation of the security operation (SO)  that was  executed  early in the morning of December 2, 2016 by the Police was kept secret.  SO was only released to the Media in the next evening  after the implementation  of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI mainly  the praying together to have been over and all the participants were going home peacefully.

The Success of the Police Security  Operation.

The Security Concept of the Police to launch the Security Operation (SO)  executed in  early in the morning of December 2, 2016  before the  Mass Action with praying together to be started and the release  of   SO to the Media is only made in the evening after the agenda of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI was over,  to be  apparently successful. The perfect peaceful situation of the Mass Action with the praying together was perfectly implemented. Not any disturbance to have taken place during the praying together was done by all those participants estimated of millions people. The participants of the praying together were also going home peacefully.

Those  11 Political activists were captured because they are suspected  going to  infiltrate and to provoke then to exploit the Mass Action to move as the Mass Political Action to be designed  coming to the House of  Representative to force the House to decide to topple the Head of State. However the political objective of those 11 activist  was fail.  The Police was successfully to prevent the will of those  11  Political  activists  to  be  performed.               

The security analysis of the Police was correct and the Police was successfully  to perform the perfect peaceful situation of the Praying together. The implementation of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI  was perfectly  performed.  The People tend to say satisfactorily  the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of  MUI conducted on December 2, 2016  was  called  as   “ the Beautiful 212 Praying Together“ in Jakarta.

It is estimated millions of people were joining this praying together but not any accidence to take place since the beginning until all the people went home. The Chief of Police Gen Tito Karnavian felt it was really  amazing that  those of millions of participants  of the Religious Event to have performed  their praying together smoothly and peacefully since the  beginning of the agenda until the agenda has totally and perfectly  over and smoothly those millions of people went home.  Not any bad report from all around the State Capital of Jakarta affected by the Mass Action of those Moslem Society to have been recorded by the Media. Many observers said that it was really the blessing of God of Almighty to  Jakarta being the State Capital of  Indonesia and its inhabitants.

The Police believed that the success of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI is tactically resulted by the Correct Security Operation (SO) to capture  those 11 Political Activists in early in the  morning of December 2, 2016.  Accordingly Police  also  suspected  that   those 11 political activist are likely the political group who created the minor chaos happened after the closing period of the  First Mass Action of November 4, 2016.

However apparently the  problem of the capture and the detention of those 11 political activists  has become the legal problem that should be solved by the Police. On December 9,  2016  surprisingly one more political activist was captured and detained by the Police as the additional suspected political activist who wishes  to topple the Head of State.

The Issue on To Topple The Head of State.

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, Human Right and Security Affairs Gen Wiranto  in the limited briefing to a group of religion leaders   was reminding every body of this country to be aware and alert that the giant Mass Action is vulnerable  for the national stability. He reminded that the situation such as happened  in Jakarta in 1998 should not to take place again. This reminder was likely given by  Gen Wiranto   to response  to the Giant Mass Action happen on November 4, 2016 conducted by  a group of Moslem society to support  the declaration of MUI declaring that Ahok, the Governor of Jakarta to have offended  the Holy Quran. The reminder was also likely expected to  remind all of  the Indonesian society to remember to the situation of Jakarta in 1998 when the Giant Mass Action done by millions of  students had been exploited by a certain political elements to force the Student Action to occupy the Building of the House of Representatives and to force the House to topple the Head of State. Incidentally Gen Wiranto was the Commander of the Indonesian National Military who was directly involved in the situation  of Jakarta  in May 1998.

Gen Wiranto said he had met Gen Tito Karnavian, Chief of Police to discuss the present situation of Jakarta concerning the giant Mass Action conducted by a group of Moslem Society to support the declaration of MUI. Both of those Security leaders agreed that the Situation  such as happened in Jakarta on May  1998 should not happen again.

Consequently likely in line to Gen Wiranto reminder,  a few days before November 25, 2016 Gen Tito Karnavian told the Media that the Police rejects the proposal  of the group of Moslem society to get the permit of the Police  to conduct the so called the Second Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI on November 25, 2016 and the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI on December 2, 2016. Gen Tito Karnavian said that the Second Mass Action plan to be held on November 25, 2016 and the Third Mass Action plan to be held on Decembert 2, 2016 are vulnerable to be infiltrated and exploited by a certain political elements to topple the Head of State.  Gen Tito Karnavian said that he got the intelligent rapport stated that a group of political elements want to control those two Mass Action and to command them to occupy the House of Representative  and to force the House to topple the Head of State.

Those 11 political activists were captured because they were apparently suspected to have plan to topple the Head of State . This Police SO  had clearly  surprised the various security observer of the society.  However a number of leaders included  the former Chief of BIN, Lieut. General Soetiyoso said that he believes the Police certainly to have had the strong information as the basic reason to capture those 11  political activists.

The responsibility of the  Police.

Every body is happy because the agenda of praying together as the implementation of the Third Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of  MUI had been run beautifully and apparently President Jokowi, Vice President JK  and  Chief of Police Gen Tito Karnavian were also joining the praying.

President  Jokowi was speaking shortly calling  all of the participants to thank to God Almighty and to feel happy  that the praying together went smoothly and peacefully and  President Jokowi also expressed  his grateful  to all the participants of this beautiful event  who  have prayed together for the peaceful situation  of the Country.

The Chief of Police General Tito Karnavian felt happy  that apparently the Police had been successful  in their mission to safe those Third  Mass Action organized by the National Movement to Safeguard the Declaration  of MUI, declaring that Ahok is offending the Holy Quran.

However it  is apparently Chief of Police General Tito Karnavian aside of his happiness  he  has  the responsibility to clarify what he had stated  many times  the political problem of to topple the Head of State  by a  certain political elements  since his public statement he delivered  before  November 25, 2016. 

The Chief of Police General Tito Karnavian should also  be ready expressing his responsibility  concerning the Police Security Operation (SO) to capture those 11 political activist on early in the morning of December 2, 2016, even though  eight of them had been   released but  the other three are still in detention and Rakhmawati  because of  sick she could stay at home but still  likely to be under Police control. Meanwhile it was reported one more political activist was also captured on  December  9,  2016. He is now detained by the Police of Jakarta.

All of these political and security problems are definitely a crucial problems, but it likely the Police  has had enough basic information about all of those problems for the further investigation and confirmation.

The further prediction.

On Tuesday December 13, 2016 the first legal process of Ahok in the Court Session is started. This event is clearly in line with the demand of a certain group of the Moslem Society that Ahok should be processed legally. Accordingly  the Government is expecting that  those group of Moslem Society  should stop their mass  action.  It is likely difficult to predict what will happen, but it is likely the development of the Court Session will strongly influence the situation.  However all the people are expected to be wise and mature. The Unity, Stability and Mutual Respect is the most essential element of his country.

The Conclusion.

The  Third Mass  Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI, which declared that Ahok to have offended the Holy Quran,  to have been conducted beautifully.   Those Moslem society has demonstrated their character as the discipline, faithful and  to have highly moral of being  the Indonesian Citizens.  This elements have apparently constituted the peace and order situation during the moment of praying together.

Accordingly another Mass Action to Safeguard the Declaration of MUI is unlikely necessary, because  the case of Ahok has been legally processed and brought to Court  started on Tuesday December 13, 2016

It is also hoped that during the implementation of Court,  those Moslem society will demonstrate their character  of discipline, faithful and to have high moral attitude being the Indonesian  nation.

In line  with this idea everybody should patiently wait the decision  of Court and to respect whatever the decision of the Court will be made.

However the development in the Court Session will  strongly influence the attitude of the Moslem Society. Accordingly everybody should be able to control therir respective mind  and to analyze  legally, scientifically, religiously and humanly  to  all of the Court decision.

Being a democratic country the political issue of to topple the Head of State and the capture of those 11 and another one political activist should be likely concluded  legally and in justice  by the Court.

*) Written by the Political and Security Observer, lives  in Jakarta.




 

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