The decree stated that “[The FPI] is forbidden to carry out activities or show its symbols and other attributes in Indonesia. Law enforcement will disband any activities that are held by them.”
The government noted that the FPI is not registered as an organization, as they failed to extend their organizational registration permit after it expired on June 20, 2019.
Mahfud noted that the FPI has been disturbing the peace by sweeps, intimidation and other forms of violence. He pointed out that the FPI opposed the Pancasila state ideology, while 35 of its members were suspected of complicity in terrorism, among them pledging allegiance to ISIS.
Indonesia Receives Additional 1.8 Million Vaccines From Sinovac
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi announced that Indonesia will receive 1.8 million Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac, two weeks after the Chinese pharmaceutical company sent 1.2 million doses of the vaccine to the country.
Retno highlighted the move after she and Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin witnessed state owned Indonesian pharmaceutical companies Bio Farma and Indo Farma strike deals to buy 50 million vaccines from their foreign counterparts Astra Zeneca and Novavax.
She added that the securing of the vaccines are due to “the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ ‘multiple track diplomacy’.
These include bilateral diplomacy to secure supplies from pharmaceutical companies as well as multilateral diplomacy with the WHO, GAVI and other initiatives.”