Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said that his party was only a facilitator in the national conference for football supporters in the country.
He emphasized this when responding to calls for the event to be cancelled. It is known that the national conference for supporters will be held at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, on 23-24 October 2022.
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A number of supporters wanted to gather to discuss the future of national football. The move follows the deadly tragedy at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, after the Arema FC vs. Persebaya Surabaya match.
“That’s us as facilitators, but previously it was all of them,” said Muhadjir at the State Palace, Friday (21/10).
The idea to hold a national consultation, continued Muhadjir, came from the coordinators at a number of campuses in the Malang area. “The Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture only facilitates and does not use the state budget. It is their own initiative,” he added.
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Regarding the insistence that the event be cancelled, Muhadjir explained that if the event is deemed not too urgent to be held, it should be postponed so as not to cause problems.
“Meanwhile, if it is still seen that they are not yet united, don’t do it. It will become a problem,” concluded Muhadjir. (OL-11)