Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – During the commemoration ceremony for the 78th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia at the Ministry of Communication and Information, the Minister of Communication and Information was seen wearing Dayak traditional clothes. He explained that his election was related to moving the new capital city in Kalimantan next year.
“Because according to the plans for the August 17 2023 Ceremony at the Merdeka Palace. Next year the plan is at IKN Kalimantan,” he explained to CNBC IndonesiaThursday (17/8/2023).
The plan for the August 17 ceremony next year was also announced by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Merdeka Palace this morning. He did not confirm the plan, but it is likely that there will be a ceremony at the IKN.
“God willing, next year it will be at the IKN, we will see later,” Jokowi told reporters when asked if this would be the final ceremony at the Merdeka Palace.
Meanwhile, during the Indonesian Independence Day commemoration ceremony at Kominfo, Budi alluded to the role of communication and telecommunications in the history of Indonesian independence. He said these two things made the proclamation known to many people.
The fighters in the telecommunications sector also used radio technology to broadcast the text of the proclamation. Texts continued to be trumpeted every 30 minutes across the country.
“In the midst of the struggle for independence, there were efforts against the sealing of radio transmitters and the suppression of circulars for independence news. And these efforts succeeded in spreading the proclamation of Indonesian independence in several foreign languages,” explained Budi as quoted from the official Kominfo website.
Budi said that Indonesia’s history can be learned about the persistence to achieve unity. This includes effective communication which is the power to change the nation.
“The freedom fighters have proven that it is not impossible for the people of the diverse archipelago to move towards the same goal,” he said.
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