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DPD Reminds DPR Not to Hurry Legalize Islamic Boarding School & Religious Education Bill

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Jakarta, dpd.go.id - Member of Committee III DPD RI reminds the Indonesian Parliament not to rush to ratify the Pesantren and Religious Education Bill into Law. Several articles in the Bill still need to be reviewed because they are considered to have the potential to downplay the existence of Islamic boarding schools and religious education.

Srikandi of Committee III DPD RI Intsiawati Ayus assessed that the Islamic Boarding School and Religious Education Bill still needed an in-depth study by involving all stakeholders to sit together to reformulate related philosophical, sociological and juridical foundations. According to her, the provisions relating to religious education which includes pesantren have actually been regulated in the National Education System Law and have also been regulated in Government Regulations and Minister of Religion Regulations.

"The discussion of the Islamic Boarding School and Religious Education Bill does not need to be shindy, let alone cause commotion. Moreover, various existing regulations relating to Islamic boarding schools and religious education already exist, especially Islamic religious education, so in our opinion the bill needs to be reviewed, "said Intsiawati at Committee III DPD's Public Hearing (RDPU) along with PP Muhammadiyah leaders, PB Nahdlatul Ulama and Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) in the Committee III Meeting Room of DPD RI, Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/12).

DPD RI members from South Sulawesi Province Iqbal Parewangi reminded that the Islamic Boarding School and Religious Education Bill could overlap with the Act Number 20 Year 2003 concerning National Education System and its derivatives. In addition, the two bills can also conflict with the Constitution of NRI, specifically Article 31 paragraph (3) which affirms that the Government organizes and seeks a national education system that enhances the faith and piety of God Almighty and noble character to educate the nation's life regulated by law.

Iqbal did not forget to remind, the bill has the potential to reduce the existence of the Act No. 23 Year 2014 concerning Regional Government, specifically article 10 paragraph (1) letter f which clearly states that the management of religious education is the authority of the Minister of Religion and is an absolute government matter. "The DPD RI will be careful in making an assessment of this bill. We will carefully consider the benefits. The DPD RI does not have to rush to give a view, "he said.

Chairman of Committee III DPD RI Dedi Iskandar Batubara appreciated the good intentions of the Indonesian Parliament in drafting the Islamic Boarding School and Religious Education Bill. According to him, the philosophical, sociological and juridical basis of the drafting of this bill is quite good. "But the bill needs to be reviewed in depth so that the results are truly optimal according to the aspirations of the people in the area. In essence, we agreed to jointly build and advance Islamic boarding schools and religious education, "he said.

Dedi viewed that the academic manuscripts from the Bill drafted by DPR RI were not comprehensive. He hoped, in the drafting of this bill the DPR RI would involve all religious elements. Starting from Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Bundha, Hindhu and Confucianism. "Systematics in the preparation of this bill and its articles need to be reorganized. In addition, this bill must be in harmony with the National Education System Law and Government Regulation Number 55 Year 2007 concerning Religious and Religious Education. This bill is not just a copypaste, but must be direct aspirations from the community, "he ordered.

Vice Chairwoman of Committee III DPD RI Novita Anakotta saw the need to improve the draft bill. In particular, the one related to the issue of education and coaching among Christians, such as Sunday School and Catechism as contained in Article 69 and Article 70. She explained that the existence of religious education institutions had been recognized by the Indonesian people since long ago.

"This bill is actually very strategic, therefore the content must be in accordance with the aspirations of the people. Do not let the drafting of the bill hastily and actually hamper the progress of the pesantren and religious education. It is clear that DPD wants that if the legal umbrella is made it can really advance Islamic boarding schools and religious education, "she concluded. *

 

 

18 Desember 2018
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