I ordered the inspectorates to conduct intensive supervision to prevent and eliminate extortion and corruption ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo stated that the government wants political condition in the country to remain stable to facilitate economic growth.

"We want political stability in order to promote economic stability, maintain the diversity of Indonesia, as well as encourage peoples participation in various fields," Tjahjo stated on Wednesday.

He noted that political stability can be attained by early detection, namely mapping potential, of instability that could affect the dynamics of local politics. Social asset, such as strengthening mutual communication between indigenous community and religious leaders, can also be used to create stability.

It is also necessary to boost intelligence to collect accurate information and provide social, political, and cultural education to societal elements in order to implement public order.

He noted that by understanding the potential of the instability, attempts to mute it can be done by taking the peoples aspirations into account, implementing appropriate public services, and conducting peace programs in areas with instability.

Societal dialogue also needs to be intensified by enforcing the law without discrimination, preserving the value of local wisdom as the foundation of the nations character, and prioritizing consensus.

Furthermore, when the conditions turn stable, there should be efforts to maintain such peaceful conditions by respecting differences of opinion, maintaining unity, developing the principle of tolerance, and respecting the pluralism or diversity of the country.

Tjahjo stated that the causes of instability include natural disturbances, security factors, political and legal factors, as well as other factors.

He instructed all the ranks of the home affairs ministrys inspectorates to increase guidance and supervision over the management of stability.

"I ordered the inspectorates to conduct intensive supervision to prevent and eliminate extortion and corruption, particularly in the area of licensing, grants/social assistance, replacement of officials, public services, procurement services, budget planning, as well as charges and taxes," he remarked.

In principle, Tjahjo described the establishment of effective governance, efficient compliance with the law, as well as coordination and synergy as attempts to coordinate the conditions of security and public order.

Moreover, he described the ability to formulate anticipatory measures quickly, for the successful implementation of national and regional development in an integrated, well-planned and focused manner, and ensure that development is implemented and evaluated well.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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