JK Compares Indonesian Lecture Rules With Malaysia And Saudi Arabia
The 10th and 12th vice presidents of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla (Photo: Doc. Antara)

JAKARTA - 10th and 12th Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla (JK) talked about the relaxation of the rules for religious lectures at the Mosque. He compared Indonesia with other countries, one of which was in Malaysia.

He said that the lecturer in the neighboring country criticized the government and was immediately arrested by the authorities. Likewise in Saudi Arabia.

"If we are different, sometimes there is a mosque like that (the lecturer) goes up the pulpit and immediately criticizes the government. In Malaysia, the police will immediately arrest him. Moreover, in Saudi Arabia 10 years in prison," Kalla said quoting Antara, Saturday, April 1.

According to Kalla, Indonesia is one of two countries in the world whose mosques are allowed to be built by their own people.

"I think this UGM Mosque, even though it was built on campus, was built together by the community," said the Chairman of the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI).

Meanwhile, according to him, the rules in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia or any country, according to him, all mosques were built by the state.

Thus, because the country is constructive, its content of sermons and lectures must be the same as that of state policies.

"So, be happy Muslims in Indonesia, we can convey things that we think are important," he said.

In addition, said Kalla, Muslims should also be proud because there is no country in the world whose number of mosques is extraordinary like in Indonesia.

"More than 800,000 mosques and prayer rooms, almost one million, on every village road there must be. In Malaysia there are indeed 30 million people, but only 760 mosques," he said.

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