The Wrong Remedy
The list of preachers recommended by the Ministry of Religious Affairs has sparked controversy for what is seen as the ministry's undue interference in religious life.
Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin must immediately withdraw the list of ministry-recommended Islamic preachers. The list offers no benefits and only serves to spark controversy. The wrong remedy also shows the governments excessive interference in religion.
Lukmans argument, that the list is meant to make it easier for people to find Islamic preachers, feels contrived. In this digital era, it should not be difficult to find preac...