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H.  22 Safar 1436 No: 71/PN/12/14
M.  Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Functional Disorder of the State in Neo-lib Regime: The Source of Sorrows of Mothers and Children

The Indonesian government further confirms its identity as a neo-liberal regime. Its main policy in political and economic aspects focuses on decreasing the government's role as creating free market and trade. Indeed, this policy betrays the people because it tends to refer on the interest of capitalists thus burdens the majority of people. The neo-lib character in the government that can be seen from its principles that subsidizing the social services as the budgets of education, health, and other social secures is the source of state's bankruptcy. Therefore it needs to be removed or even abolished. It also seems to occur in the strategic assets of this nation that belong to the public. The assets have been possessed by the private corporations through privatization schemes. The government has lost its empathy towards the public's poverty by increasing the price of the fuel, forcing the health insurance entitled BPJS instead of healthcare being mandatory upon the state in accordance with the provisions of the Shariah. So the state abandoned its citizens leaving them to struggle without the State ensuring their the care. And the government abandoned its function as the guidance, protector and the main actor in developing the prosperity.

The mothers and the children of this generation are supposed to take the consequence. The mass poverty and various problems in fulfilling the daily needs have hampered the women to play their main role as a mother. A neo-lib regime also insists on the mothers having to work to increasing the nation and family economic level. Meanwhile, a concern of the nation to the mothers' role as generation educator is only claimed in the ceremonial declaration in Mother's Day. The government may also legalize some regulations to run the day-cares and planning to decrease the work hours of mothers. New problems have appeared as the split of family, moral destruction of the generation and the loss of feeling being secured. It is totally ironic! Even though this nation has huge natural and human resources and strategic potential geopolitics, Indonesia will be headed to termination if this country still stands on the neo-lib regime and democratic system.

To end the sorrow of the mothers and children caused by the application of a neo-lib regime and to create prosperous lives under the rahmah of Allah, Muslimah Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia states:

1. The country of democracy and neo-lib regime that are free trade oriented has created suffering for the people including the mothers and the children. This system is also contradictory with Islam. Therefore, it should be replaced by Khilafah "Caliphate" State which will present good governance that has roles as raa'in (the side who is fully in charge) in fulfilling the needs of its citizens and as junnah (the protector) for its citizens from different threats.

2. Islamic system and the application of Khilafah "Caliphate" Islamiyah for 13 centuries have proven to create prosperity for each individual and guaranteed the optimal roles of mothers. It also was able to create an independent state and lead global civilization.

3. Each individual of this country must participate in the assessment of their children and their families, and work hard to participate in solving the problems of the people through the establishment of an Islamic Khilafah "Caliphate".

To make the public aware of the source of the problems and their solutions towards the sufferers from the mothers and this generation, Muslimah Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia will hold Kongres Ibu Nusantara (KIN) 2 in 50 cities all over Indonesia between 14, 19, 20 and 21 of December 2014. This congress will gather approximately 30 thousand mothers from Majelis Ta'lim, activists from independent institutions/ public organizations / labour political organizations, female migrant workers/their families, the player of family welfare movement (PKK) / Posyandu / Dasawisma, female figures and other elements. Hundreds of experts, intellectuals, and female figures from Pesantren have supported and involved in this agenda.

Discussions in the congress then aim at increasing the strive spirit of mothers to solve the severe problems in this country all together by replacing the neo-lib regime and democratic system that are source of the problem with the Islamic system and Khilafah "Caliphate" Islamiyah that will be able to create the true prosperity, progress and empowerment. As what Allah (swt) said:

[وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَى آمَنُواْ وَاتَّقَواْ لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَرَكَاتٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاء وَالأَرْضِ وَلَكِن كَذَّبُواْ فَأَخَذْنَاهُم بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ]

"If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah We should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth) and We brought them to book for their misdeeds." [Al-A'raf: 96]

Iffah Ainur Rochmah
Spokesperson of Muslimah Hizb ut Tahrir in Indonesia

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