Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | 03:22 WIB

ICMI Holds Important Role in Enlightenment during Political Year

Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo (nnc)

BANDAR LAMPUNG, NNC - Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo says the Indonesian Association of Muslim Intellectuals (ICMI) play an important role in enlightening the public in this political year. This was conveyed by the President in Bandar Lampung, Lampung province, on Thursday (06/12).

"The enlightenment to the public includes the importance of harmony, unity, and brotherhood," President Jokowi told reporters after inaugurating ICMI's National Silaturahmi or gathering at Mahligai Agung Convention Hall, Universitas Bandar Lampung.

Jimly Asshiddique, Chairperson of ICMI said Indonesia carries and upholds pluralism, including in tribes, race, customs, traditions, and regional languages.

Moreover, President Jokowi believes ICMI can provide a major contribution to the nation and state, as the organization is not an arbitrary organization.

"ICMI is a collection of Muslim intellectuals who hold Islamic values firmly, and as intellectuals mastering in science and technology. This means that ICMI is a gathering place for great people," he added.