Indonesia Must Go Back to Sharia Law Says Hizbut Tahrir
Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) spokesperson Muhammad Ismail Yusanto says that the Indonesian House of Representatives has become a tool to legitimate foreign interest in Indonesia. This has become apparent with the release of much legislation that doesn’t benefit the Indonesian public.
Ismail says that the Indonesian government should abandon the current secular capitalist system and implement the Islamic law.
“The system of democracy that exists today brings more harm to people. Indonesia must return to Islamic law and appoint a more trustworthy leader,” said Ismail.
“For example, the Parliament enacted Electricity Law which clearly detrimental to the people,” Ismail said after “Reflections on the End of Year 2010″ which was held by the HTI, in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Not only that, foreign intervention, particularly from the United States was also revealed in the Wikileaks site. In fact, the U.S. will have a stronger gripping of the nation after the Comprehensive Partnership cooperation signed
Other problems that occurred in 2010, he said, were the problematic IPO of Krakatau Steel and the Century Bank scandals. These indicate a state corruption through changes in policy and regulations.
“All of these efforts to combat corruption are meaningless because those corruptions are involving the state officials themselves. Corruption in Indonesia has become more and more systemic, it is no longer involving just one or two people but a lot of people together, just like the case of Gayus Tambunan,” said Ismail.
He said the state corruption is also indicated by the increasing number of liberal economic policies enacted by governments, among others, the increase in electricity tariff and subsidy restrictions on fuel oil.
According to him, fuel restriction plan is the government’s efforts to complete the liberalization of oil and gas sector, as outlined by the IMF.
“This policy will enable foreign companies to enter the upstream and downstream (of oil and gas) sectors with ease and foreign gas stations will rake in huge profits,” he said.
Not only have that, liberalization also permeated the political world, where the Parliament is supposed to be a representative of the people, now it becomes a tool of legitimacy of foreign interest.
The issue of terrorism and conflict with stray away faith that is considered evil has also continued to occur in 2010.
“There is no doubt that the Sharia Law is the only answer for this country”, says Ismail
Hizbut Tahrir was founded in 1953 in Al-Quds (Baitul Maqdis), Palestine. The movement focused on people struggle around the world to restore Islamic life through re-establishment of Khilafah Islamiyah. Hizbut Tahrir was spearheaded by Sheikh Taqiyuddin An-Nabhani, scholar alumni of Al-Azhar of Egypt, and at one time was a judge in the Palestine Sharia Court.
Hizbut-Tahrir now has expanded to all Arab countries in the Middle East, including in Africa such as Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Algeria. Also to Turkey, Britain, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and other European countries to the United States, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Australia.