Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Diversity should be the strength of the nation. Yet, diversity also hid a potential gap among individuals who want to divide the integrity of the nation through acts of terror and radical movements. For this reason, the government continues to encourage coordination and collaboration between related institutions through massively deployed movements to deal with terrorism and radicalism in Indonesia.

“We need a massive and more coordinated movement between the institutions to handle it,” said The Vice President (Vice President) KH Ma’ruf Amin when receiving the Head of the Center for Terrorism and Radicalism Studies, Center for Terrorism and Radicalism Studies (CTRS) at the Vice President’s Official Residence, Jl. Diponegoro No. 2 Jakarta, Tuesday (23/8/22).

The Vice President explained that the existence of a research institution that specifically examined and analyzed acts of terrorism and radicalism was very important as an effort to counteract and implement anticipatory measures against their threat.

“In my opinion, research institutions are important. There must be collaboration to work together,” said the Vice President.

Furthermore, the Vice President supports the existence of an assessment agency that is centered on one institution, so that ministries/agencies do not do the same work in the same field. This is done with the hope that the research results can be used as a joint reference among related institutions.

“And I agree that if the study is carried out together, like the BRIN, it will be centralized, and afterward, the others will use the results,” he explained.

In addition, the Vice President emphasized that ministries/agencies could conduct studies or research effectively in order to obtain optimal work results without wasting the state budget in vain.

“Don’t waste the big budget but the results are not clear,” said the Vice President.

Previously, Advisor to the Center for Terrorism and Radicalism Studies (CTRS) Ahmad Muqowwam expressed the hope of CTRS as an institution that has the goal of educating the public about the importance of anti-terrorism and radicalism in society.

“We have a strong desire that the functions of anti-terrorism and radicalism will not only be the responsibility of the government but also become a concern for the whole community,” said Ahmad.

For information, CTRS is an institution that studies terrorism and radicalism within the Police Science College (STIK). CTRS is a forum for community empowerment in an effort to combat and provide education to the younger generation against criminal acts of terrorism.

Also present on the occasion were the Daily Chair of the Center for Terrorism and Radicalism Studies Firman Fadillah, Director of Studies Tety Machyawati, Chair of CTRS.ID Chairul Amri, Head of the Takwa Program for the Nation Erent Twin Santoso.

Meanwhile, the Vice President was accompanied by the Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Special Staff for the Vice President Masduki Baidlowi, Muhammad Imam Azis, Satya Arinanto, and Robikin Emhas, as well as Acting Deputy for Government Policy Support and National Insight Slamet Widodo. (DMA /LHS– BPMI Setwapres)