As we all know that Swissindo was not included in the speech. The good point was when the president mentioned about the achievement made by The Supreme Court in carrying out their duty. Most parts mentioned in the speech were in regard to the internal matters of the government: achievement made during Jokowi's presidency and challenges having to be faced in the coming year of 2017. In the financial note, one of the things he mentioned was about the expectation, especially the effort to make government debt ratio to be in the safe zone.
The first session was closed with the prayer led by a member of commission 3 from Gerindra Political Party Syafi’i, which was considered by many people to be a spectacular prayer reading that cornered the president. There was no instruction from his political party, which is in fact the president's opposition party.
The prayer reading was made without text. It came up straight from his mind. He was asked several times if the prayer reading would be based on text, and he said no.
"The content of the prayer was reflected from freedom. This is related to inner and current situation felt by the people, isn't it,' he asked. The some points in his prayer were that we, the people wanted improvement in this country, he said. It seemed to him that many governmental officials were made to be at enemy with the people, whereas the officials' duty and responsibility is to be side by side with the people to protect them. This government should give benefit to the people not to take benefit from the people. And the power of Law is only imposed to the people not applied to the governmental officials who have authority. Many people have faced eviction from their home and are at their wits end where to go. the people of Indonesia want honest leaders- not those who are arbitrary and cruel, and make empty promises. Oh God, do protect the people. They do not know anything; they entrust the control of the state government to the selected governmental officers. God, if there are those who want to repent yaa Allah accept their repentance.
But if they will not repent, replace them with better leaders of this country o All Mighty God
Mr. Syafei, who read out the prayer, realized that the content of his prayer was full of sharp critics.
He said he was ready to take any consequences as a result of the prayer reading he made at the closing of the first session of the presidential speech.
And on the eve of August 17, 2016, 71st Independence Day Celebration was being held at Caraka, Home of M1. The celebration was enlivened with firecrackers and beautiful firework.