Loyalists Strictly Forbid Cak Imin to Post Gus Dur’s Photo in Political Activities

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Central Leadership Council of the Cadres (Barricades) Gus Hard strongly reprimanded the actions of the General Chairperson of the PKB DPP Muhaimim Iskandar alias Cak Imin and his staff still use or install the attributes of the fourth President of the Republic of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) in various party political activities.

The warning was given because Cak Imin’s actions contradicted Gus Dur’s instructions as Chairman of the PKB Syuro Council while he was still alive as stated in letter number 3750/DPP-01/IV/A.1/XI/2008 which was published last November 2008.

“We are students/cadres/followers of the late KH Abdurrahman Wahid, strongly rebuke us so that in any activity we no longer include pictures/photos, the voice of Gus Dur’s alamaghfur before we take legal steps,” reads a statement on Gus Dur’s Barricade’s stance which was confirmed by the Head of Barricades Gus Dur. Priyo Sambadha to CNNIndonesia.comFriday (24/6).

For information, Gus Dur’s instruction letter number 3750/DPP-01/IV/A.1/XI/2008 which was made in November 2008 was specifically shown to Muhaimin. Gus Dur in the letter forbade Muhaimin to use photos, images and his voice in all activities carried out. The letter has been confirmed by Priyo Sambadha.

Barricade Gus Dur stated that the warning was motivated by the appearance of Gus Dur’s photo as the background when Cak Imin and the Chief of the Democratic Party, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) were meeting. The photo appears on the page CNNIndonesia.com on Friday, June 17, 2022 with the title: Democrat-PKB-PKS Will Form a Coalition for Presidential Election, Announced Soon.

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For him, Gus Dur’s instructions at that time clearly forbade Cak Imin and his staff to use photos, pictures, sounds in any form in all their activities.

“Because it is very painful for us. We urge brother Muhaimin Iskandar to conduct politics more honestly and politely,” said Barricade Gus Dur.

Contacted separately, Priyo Sambadha confirmed that Gus Dur’s letter of instruction to Muhaimin had never been revoked until now.

“The letter was never revoked until Gus Dur died. So we are all obliged to secure his mandate,” said Priyo.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB) DPP, Daniel Johan, sees Gus Dur as the father of the Indonesian nation. Therefore, it has become the property of the Indonesian people.

“Gus Dur is the Father of the Nation and the 4th President of the Republic of Indonesia, who belongs to the people and the public,” Daniel said CNNIndonesia.com.


[Gambas:Video CNN]

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