Muhammaddiyah calls for public support for Jokowi

Muhammaddiyah calls for public support for Jokowi

President Joko Widodo (ANTARA FOTO/Andika Wahyu)

Surabaya (ANTARA News) - Din Syamsuddin, the general chairman of the influential Islamic organization Muhammadiyah called for public support for any decision of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on new police chief.

"Everyone should accept whoever is to be installed new police chief by the president , even if it is Comr.Gen Budi Gunawan," Din Syamsuddin said here on Saturday.

Din Syamsuddin recalled what Jokowi once told him that the selection of Budi Gunawan had met all the procedures and that he had asked for recommendations from the National Police Commission, police and the National Intelligence Agency (BIN)before he named Budi Gunawan candidate.

He said Jokowi believed there was no problem with Budi Gunawan , but a day before the fit and proper test, the police chief candidate was declared a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Jokowi also admitted facing a dilemma after the approval given by the Parliament, Din Syamsuddin, who is also chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) said.

"Currently I represent MUI to advise the president to hear his conscience and use spiritual consideration by praying to God the Almighty." he said.

He said he believed President Jokowi would soon make his decision and ask all Indonesians to see it as the best decision.