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Presidential chief of staff Moeldoko warns against getting stuck in heated 'political year'

Tempo - November 10, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko warned the public not to be swayed and trapped in conflict-prone political rivalries as Indonesia is set to enter a "political year" before the 2024 General Elections. Moeldoko said this at an event with religious figures in Cirebon, West Java.

"In the political year, there will be contestations, rivaling camps. My message is, avoid what is called politics of conflict," he said on November 9. "Because it will be troublesome once we dwell into that and destabilize the country."

The Armed Forces (TNI) Commander from 2013 to 2015 emphasized that Indonesia desperately needs stability in all fields, including politics, economy, and society in general. This situation, he said, must be created in order to increase investments into the country that would help the economy.

He emphasized that the government had made efforts to increase the value of investment to create broader job opportunities for Indonesia's new annual workforce that reaches 2.5 million people.

For this reason, Moeldoko encouraged the entire community to work hand in hand and assist the government in growing investments. Standing before the congregation in the Tabligh Akbar, Moeldoko hoped that the stability of the country could be maintained.

"Don't fight each other. We have to remain solid. Especially now that we are facing global challenges that are definitely not easy," said Moeldoko.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1655197/presidential-chief-of-staff-moeldoko-warns-against-getting-stuck-in-heated-political-year