Widodo Offers
Presidential Candidate Joko Widodo Offered DILAN for the Voters - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) –  Indonesian President Candidate Joko Widodo stressed that they would drive the performance of government and public services through the “Digital Melayani” (DILAN) or digital services program in the fourth debate on Saturday (03/30).  In addition, the incumbent will improve its defense and security system based on sophisticated weapons technology.

According to the “wong cilik”, refer to small people, the application of a digital technology-based service system through electronic-based services such as e-government, e-procurement, e-budgeting is urgent to accelerate public services, permit processes and avoid malpractice or corruption by parties want to take advantage of the gap to cheat as it has done so far.

“In the field of government, in the future digital government is needed to digital serve (DILAN), because it requires reforms in public services via electronics. In the field of defense and security, it is necessary to develop the quality of human resources, especially in terms of mastering weapons and cyber technology,” he said.

In addition to the application of digital technology, government needs the quality of human resources to be able to manage the government system effectively and efficiently. For this reason, Widodo said that he would simplify the institutional structure for sharpening government performance.

“The second is also the simplification and sharpening of institutions. There don’t need to be many institutions. For more than four years we have disbanded 23 institutions. The third is needed to improve the quality of our apparatus so that they can all serve quickly,” said the president.

With advanced technology too, Widodo stressed that he would strengthen the national defense and security system by building air radars and maritime radars at dozens of points, especially in the border areas ranging from Natuna in Kalimantan to Biak in the province of Papua.

The development was made, in addition to maintaining state sovereignty, but also to strengthen the national defense system from threats and infiltration by foreign forces.

In the field of ideology, the former mayor of Solo acknowledged that Pancasila had provided a solid foundation for the unity and unity of Indonesia which consisted of various tribes, religions, races and regions. For this reason, our job is to care for the inheritance in everyday life, especially through a culture of tolerance and an education system that is integrated with the planting of contemporary ideology.

“Pacasila is an convention between the founders of the nation, leaders of national leaders from various regions, various organizations, races, ethnicities and religions at that time. Through education we cultivate values ​​of tolerance and ideological education that are not indoctrinated, but in accordance with the present,” he said.

He admitted that while serving as President, he was often blasphemed and slandered as a communist and not Pancasilais. But he still patiently faced him while still giving examples and exemplary as leaders who respect differences of opinion in society.

“For the past four and a half years I have been accused of being a communist. But I did not answer it. Because the most important thing is let us together earthen the Pancasila so that in our daily lives and as leaders provide examples of good examples,” he said.

Meanwhile, in the field of foreign policy, the former Governor of Jakarta stressed that he would run a free and active foreign policy. In the midst of a world situation filled with uncertainty over multilateralism and increasing protectionism, Indonesia must stand tall and dignified to contribute to various international issues.

“Free means that running for the interests of national and active means participating in good world peace,” he explained.

As a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Widodo sees a great opportunity for Indonesia to do diplomacy in international forums to resolve conflicts that hit Muslims in Middle Eastern and Myanmar countries, for example.

“I gave an example, for example in the Rakhine State, I was asked by the United Nations to mediate the process of returning refugees to Rakhine State, then also in Afghanistan we were also given the trust to join in reconciling the factions in conflict,” he said.

In addition to the peace collaboration, Widodo stated that Indonesia was and had offered various trade (export-import) cooperation with several countries and opened a tap for foreign trade investment in several national development fields such as port, airport, toll road and transportation infrastructure to boost national economic growth, either through Prefrential Trade Agreement, Free Trade Agreement, and Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, or through direct investment.

“I see that the current development of the negotiation has made enormous progress. Our diplomats are very intelligent in their work. With Australia, we have signed an agreement so that our products will be able to enter there,” said the incumbent.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: daniel@theinsiderstories.com