JAKARTADAILY.ID – President Joko Widodo prohibited government officials and state civil servants (ASN) from holding iftar gatherings throughout the holy month of Ramadan 1444 Hijriah.
According to Cabinet Secretary's letter (Number 38/Seskab/DKK/03/2023) on Thursday, March 23, 2023, the letter states that government officials and state civil servants are prohibited from holding iftar gatherings due to the country still being in the middle of a transition from pandemic to endemic.
Furthermore, the letter signed by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, also stated that the ban on joint iftar activities was aimed at government employees such as ministers of the Indonesia Onward Cabinet, the Attorney General, the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, the Chief of the Indonesian National Police, to the Head of the /Institution.
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There are three points explained by President Jokowi in the letter. The details are as follows.
One: According to President Jokowi, the current handling of Covid-19 is still in the transitional stage from a pandemic to an endemic one. Because of that, all actions must still be carried out with great care.
Second: In this regard, the implementation of breaking the fast together in the holy month of Ramadan 1444 Hijriah should be abolished.
Third: the Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) to follow up on these directives to governors, regents, and mayors.
In this directive, Jokowi also asked ministers, heads of agencies, heads of institutions, and heads of regions to comply with the President's directives and pass them on to all employees in their respective agencies.
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