Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | 13:26 WIB

Villages Minister Urges Public to Prevent Attempts to Divide Indonesia

Indonesia Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo (instagram)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesia Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo has urged the Indonesian public to prevent any attempts to divide the nation.

The statement was delivered by Minister Eko during the ceremony commemorating National Awakening Day. The momentum was then shared by Minister Eko on his Instagram social media official account, ekoputrosandjojo, Monday (05/20/2019).

Minister Eko said that the Indonesian nation had been easily colonized by smaller nations for more than 350 years. This happened because at that time Indonesia was easily divided and pitted by outsiders so that the nation fought with its own brothers, while the invaders came to power.

"National awakening events open our eyes that we need to unite so that they are not colonized. The regulation can bring us into an independent state in 1945," said Minister Eko.

Unity and unity for 73 years since independence Indonesia was able to bring peace in Indonesia so that the community can build from a poor country to the number 15 economy in the world.

Unity, unity and peace which, if they can be guarded together, will bring Indonesia into a developed country with the economy of the 5 largest economy in the world at a time when the Indonesian Nation is celebrating its 100th independence anniversary.

Eko further said, there were external efforts which unwittingly tried to divide Indonesia. If that happens, Indonesia will step down.

"With the momentum of the National Awakening, let us rise together to prevent efforts to divide us all," said Eko.

Therefore Eko appealed to the Indonesian Nation to maintain a more advanced unity, unity, diversity and peace in the country for Indonesia in the future.

"Can we all guard Indonesia from all efforts that can divide the nation?" Eko said.