The Foundation Of HTI Should Not Be Allowed
The political influence of HTI problem is actually because of the general attitude that the Indonesian nation respecting the Religion. People tend do not realize that HTI has independently interpreted the Religion to create the Ideological and Political Concept of the Kilafah. Definitely because of respecting highly the Religion people tend to be also respecting much to HTI even making HTI so popular among the Indonesian religious society and the religion leaders. Accordingly Government should actually suggesting those various Religion Organization in Indonesia to realize who and what is really HTI and its objective.
However luckily the official political position of most of the Islamic Organization as the Mass Organization in Indonesia agreed that the foundation of HTI should not be allowed. Minister for Religion is of the Opinion that as an Religion Organization which is active in Religious Teaching as far as HTI is not the Political Organization and HTI is not against the Pancasila Philosophy the existence of HTI as social and mass organization which is active in religious teaching could be likely allowed. Definitely a group of former TNI leaders who are mostly the strategic thinkers now have strongly supported the Government intention that HTI as political organization is not allowed to be founded in Indonesia.
Unfortunately various intellectual and educated new generation are of the opinion that the Government intention to forbid the foundation of HTI in Indonesia should be based on the decision of trial managed by the legally objective and professional. Various Observers are of the opinion the case of HTI should be solved peacefully, orderly and mutually respect in line with the character of Pancasila ideology adopted by the Indonesian.
The tense and hostile situation between The Government of Indonesia and HTI should be avoided wisely considering the solution of HTI is just rectifying the legal status of the presence HTI as the element of foreign organization and could be processed as regular and normal procedure of making Stay Permit Document as normally done by almost all the Countries in the World so the problem of the approval on the foundation of HTI in Indonesia should be considered as normal process of working of the security management system.
General Wiranto looked likely is of the opinion The Government of Indonesia should forbid the foundation of HTI in Indonesia wisely, peacefully, correctly, accurately and pertinently though Indonesia is powerful Country who has the authority, to protect the National Sovereignty and Integrity applying firm decision exploiting all the national power and strength. General Wiranto as Military General realized that to cope with the rebellion of that so powerful Communist Party of Indonesia was successfully accomplished. He believed the naughty attitude of HTI leaders who reject the Government Policy on HTI presence will be also accomplished successfully.
General Wiranto is not in hurry to decide the cancellation of the Stay Permit Document owned by HTI and firmly he said everybody should be patient because the accurate preparation to cancel the Stay Permit Document owned by HTI now is already on track. The date of the Cancellation of the Stay Permit Document owned by HTI is just a matter of looking for the convenient moment to announced it. It is hoped General Wiranto to realize the first important step is to inform the People of Indonesia that the so called Kilafah Ideological and Poitical Concept is forbidden Ideological and Political Concep.
The cancellation of the Stay Permit of HTI is of course crucial and the reckless treatment could bring this mass organization as the seed of disintegration and security disturbance. It is certainly a fact that HTI is of course a respected organization but it is not considered as a suitable organization in the country of Indonesia which is firmly adopting the Four Pillar of The Principles Foundation of the Unitary State of The Republic of Indonesia mainly the Pancasila Philosophy.
Clearly General Wiranton is in the position of crucial situation, However the problem of HTI could be likely summarized as bellow:
First, HTI is the foreign element organization which needs a Stay Permit Document published by the Government of Indonesia.
Second The Ideological and Political called Kilafah Concept which is adopted by HTI though it is based on Religion but this ideological and political concept is in serious contradictory to Pancasila Philosophy and accordingly to be forbidden to be develop in Indonesia. HTI is not Religion Organization but Illegal Political Organization. HTI is not suitable to be existing among the Indonesian society.
Acordingly though there are strong opposition of among various individual politician, expert and social leader, it is also likely possible if General Wiranto takes another option to cancel the foundation of HTI in Indonesia. General Wiranto could be suggesting the Government to publish The Government Regulation which is applied as Law (PEPERPU) deciding that the Ideological and Political Concept of Kilafah is forbidden to be developed in Indonesia. Based on this Government Regulation the foundation of HTI as political organization which is going to develop KIlafah concept is not allowed.
As the review of this analysis the problem of the foundation of the organization of HTI is the problem of the effort to develop the Ideological and Political Consept based on Religious articles called Kilafah. Accordingly the solution of the problem of the foundation of HTI as the foreign element organization in Indonesia should be likely begun with constitutionally step of the Government to publish The Government Regulation applied as Law (PERPU) deciding that beside Marxism, Leninism, Communism and other Atheis Philosophy also the Ideological and Political Concept of Kilafah is forbidden ideological and political concept to be developed in Indonesia. The further step is based on the Government Regulation that is applied as Law that is just published the foundation of HTI as political Organization which is going to develop Kilafah policalConcep in Indonesia is definitely forbidden.
As additional note the foundation of HTI as social and religion Organization could be likely agreed in Indonesia but only active in social and religious teaching. HTI as political organization is not allowed to be founded in Indonesia because HTI is going to develop the Ideological and political concept of Kilafah as transnational political concept to run a group of countries might be in South East ASia. Definitely Kilafah is totally contradictory to the Four Pillars of the Country of Indonesia accordingly it is strictly forbidden.
*) Herdiansyah Rahman, Observer at LSISI Jakarta.