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National Interest
08-06-2017
President installs board of directors of working unit on Pancasila

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the State Palace, here, Wednesday, installed nine members of the board of directors and chairman of the Presidential Working Unit on reinforcement of the Pancasila Ideology (UKP PIP).


The 10 people were installed based on Presidential Decree No. 31/M/2017 on the Appointment of Board of Directors and Chairman of the UKP PIP.

The nine members of the UKP PIP Board of Directors include former president Megawati Soekarnoputri, former vice president Try Sutrisno, former chairman of the Constitutional Court Muhammad Mahfud MD, former chairman of Muhammadiyah Ahmad Syafii Maarif, Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council Maruf Amin, and Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama Said Aqil Siradj.

The other appointees are former chairman of the Indonesian Church Association Priest Andreas Anangguru Yewangoe, Chairman of the Parisadha Hindu Dharma Indonesia Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, and Chairman of the Buddhayana Council, concurrently CEO of Garudafood Group Sudhamek.

The president also inaugurated Yudi Latief, who is currently president director of the Pancasila Study Center of the University of Pancasila, as chairman of the UKP PIP.

The new institution is tasked with strengthening the implementation of the Pancasila state ideology in daily life, which is integrated with development programs, such as poverty eradication and even welfare distribution.



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