Farouk Muhammad: Strong Leadership is needed to overcome the Mass Rage
Jakarta, dpd.go.id – Government is reminded to be more assertive and courageous in facing the problems that occur in society. During this time, the leaders (political) are considered not strict enough to resolve conflicts in which resulting the mass rage in almost all areas. This was revealed by Farouk Mohammad, a member of the DPD from West Nusa Tenggara, in the opportunity as a guest speaker in DPD Dialog Perspective Indonesia with the theme “Mass Rage in the country, Source and Solutions”.
“Mass Rage is the result of the meeting of two worlds, politics and non-political, so we have to direct the solution to the power of the leader,” said Farouk in the Press Room DPD RI, the Parliament Complex. Senayan, Jakarta (03/02/12).
The cause of the mass rage, according to Ichsan Malik (Chairman of Titian Perdamaian Institute ), is a failure in reading the source of the problem, the dispute is not resolved so that it bears the tension and leads to violence. “The media, police, government, and NGOs should work together to resolve the conflict, but they fail to coordinate,” said this member of TPF Mesuji case.
From the cultural spectacles, humanist Arswendo Atmowiloto views the wrong process of identification which causes the mass rage. “In the cultural approach, we should put the communication first rather than violence. The reasons for the mass rage were sometimes not strong enough so it actually causing the forcing rage, “he said.
However, if judging from the economic perspective, the real problem is the source of the economic system which is not designed to be independent, so that it emerges practices that are transactional in solving problems. “These people are trapped, surrounded, and wrapped in transactional culture,” said Ismed Hasan Putro (Vice-Chairman of the HIPPI). (af / saf)
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