LKAAM proposes strengthening, preservation of Minangkabau culture

LKAAM proposes strengthening, preservation of Minangkabau culture

Irwan Prayitno. (ANTARA)

The strengthening and preservation of the Minangkabau cultural values, to be managed by the provincial regulation.
Padang, West Sumatra (ANTARA News) - An effort to strengthen and preserve the Minangkabau culture is conducted based on a proposal from the Custom Consultative Institution of Minangkabau Culture (LKAAM) and Village Consultative Custom (KAN), governor said.

West Sumatra governor, Irwan Prayitno said here on Wednesday that the strengthening and preservation of Minangkabau culture is conducted as a follow up of a provincial regulation draft which was discussed by the provincial government and the regional legislative assembly (DPRD).

Prayitno said, article 9 of chapter IV relating to governance of the provincial regulation draft stipulates that the governor is assigned to invite the LKAAM dan KAN to hand a proposal on the strengthening and preservation of Minangkabau culture.

Therefore, LKAAM and KAN leadership should hold responsible to formulate the program of strengthening and preservation of Minangkabau culture concerned.

In the meantime, Prayitno said, the strengthening and preservation of the Minangkabau cultural values, to be managed by the provincial regulation, is intended for the interest of the whole people.

The governor made the remarks here on last Thursday, with regard to a discussion between the West Sumatra provincial government and DPRD on the provincial regulation draft pertaining to the strengthening and preservation of the Minangkabau cultural values.

According to him, the strengthening and preservation of the cultural values are aimed to develop the values especially for the provincial people`s interest.

He pointed out that the provincial regulation draft is also aimed to protect the culture and prevent it from missing or used by unauthorized parties.

Although the provincial regulation is formulated for the culture and the Minangkabau community, but the regulation is made based on the Pancasila state ideology and the 1945 constitution, the governor said.

Earlier, the governor said that the influence of globalization such as the promiscuous acts through sophisticated technology has undermined the Minangkabau cultural values.

Globalization with its advanced technology and the dissemination of free information and communication left the point of contact between the Minangkabau and Western cultural values, Prayitno said.

The influence of the Western culture has led to the weakening of the Minangkabau cultural values which were established based on the religious teaching.

(Reporting by Hendra Agusta, editing by Bustanuddin)

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