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Raja Yogya: Pandemic Could Be ‘Positive Chaos’ Like The Proclamation

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Yogyakarta, – The Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta stated that the commemoration of the Indonesian Independence Day during the pandemic was reminiscent of the situation during the proclamation of independence. In a chaotic situation, there are opportunities for positivity and growth.

“Despite the difference in space and time, it seems that there are similarities in the situation, both in times of chaos, which are all chaotic,” said Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X in his remarks at the ceremony to commemorate the 76th Indonesian Independence Day at Gedung Agung, Yogyakarta, Tuesday (17/17). /8).

According to him, at the time of the Proclamation of 1945, we were still under the rule of Dai Nippon and the shadow of the return of the Dutch colonialists. “The same chaotic situation, is now also very much felt, even though its form is different. We are in the grip of Covid-19 which has spread to become a global pandemic,” he said.

It states every chaos should not be viewed as negative chaos, but a positive chaos which opens up opportunities for progress. According to him, in the past, even under the threat of Kenpeitai, the Japanese army’s Gestapo, as a colonized nation we became independent and sovereign.

“The understanding of chaos is negative because by design with fragile structural and socio-cultural foundations. Diversity is forced into uniformity, dynamism to stability, heterogeneity to homogeneity. What grows is different fears and fears of disorder,” he explained

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