Indonesia applies principle of justice in Islamic economy for recovery

Indonesia applies principle of justice in Islamic economy for recovery

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati in a national seminar on Sharia Economics and Finance in Jakarta on Wednesday (April 21, 2021). ANTARA/screen shot of Bank Indonesia's YouTube account

We have implemented Islamic values while designing economic recovery policies
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government has applied the principle of justice, considered the main value of a sharia-based Islamic economy, to support recovery of the country's economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated.

"We have implemented Islamic values while designing economic recovery policies," Indrawati remarked while addressing the National Seminar on Sharia Economics and Finance here on Wednesday.

The government is striving to build a more inclusive and just Indonesian economy by according priority to vulnerable groups in the fields of education, economy, and health, according to the minister.

Moreover, the Joko Widodo administration supports children from underprivileged families by offering scholarships from elementary, junior, and senior high schools, to colleges under the Smart Indonesia Card Program.

The government additionally provides support to people, who lost their jobs, through the Pre-Employment Card Program that aligns with the aspect of justice in sharia economic values, Indrawati remarked.

Furthermore, the government offers support to vulnerable people in the health sector by paying for health insurance, so that they can avail various basic services for free.

"Those are the dimensions of sharia which, in my opinion, are very important for us to continue and to showcase in various roles for supporting and strengthening the Indonesian economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," the minister emphasized.

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