Return to spirit of constitution: MPR chairman

Return to spirit of constitution: MPR chairman

MPR Chairman Zulkifli Hasan (ANTARA/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR) Chairman Zulkifli Hasan has invited Indonesian citizens to return to the spirit of Constitution, and remember the history of the formation of the Constitution as the foundation of the state.

"Let us return to the spirit of the Constitution that set us free from colonialism in the past, and now it should set us free from poverty, stupidity, and backwardness," Zulkifli remarked at the Nusantara IV building here on Thursday.

In his speech to mark Constitution Day, the MPR chairman reiterated that the younger generation of this nation should not forget the history of the formation of Constitution as the foundation of the state.

He also invited the people of Indonesia to support every effort to maintain and reflect the history of the nation.

"The birth of the 1945 Constitution is the fruit of the struggle of the Indonesian nation against colonialism at the time," Zulkifli stated.

(O001/INE)

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