The Palace-Petamburan Fiery Road
Rizieq Shihab’s return to Indonesia caused a panic within the government. President Joko Widodo is reportedly furious that crowds were allowed to gather at events involving the Islam Defenders Front leader. He reprimanded his subordinates for providing inaccurate data and failing to prevent masses from gathering. The Indonesian Military responded by putting troops on alert and taking down attributes promoting Rizieq.
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo’s restlessness over mass gatherings involving Rizieq Shihab was recorded on two government official social media accounts. On Monday, November 16, the President opened a limited cabinet meeting—which was broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel—by warning about social distancing regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The President ordered National Police Chief Gen. Idham Azis, I...