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Virtual Ceremony, Mahfud MD Choose to Wear Madura Sate Artisan Clothes Page all

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD follow ceremony celebration independence 75th Republic of Indonesia virtually at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, wearing Sakera clothes.

Baju Sakera is traditional clothing Madura, which is Mahfud’s hometown.

Mahfud said that Sakera’s clothes were typical Madurese clothes usually worn by satay sellers from Madura.

“This is the typical dress of a Madurese satay craftsman, the Madurese are all proud of Indonesia’s independence,” Mahfud said in a written statement, Monday (17/8/2020).

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Mahfud explained that Sakera’s clothes had a special meaning. The shirt consists of a loose or stylish black shirt and loose or loose black pants.

The black color represents a manly and unyielding attitude.

This is also a characteristic of the nature of work of the Madurese people.

Meanwhile, his loose clothes symbolize the freedom and openness of the Madurese. In addition, the simple form of clothes symbolizes simplicity.

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Then, his unique t-shirt with a red and white gatif motif shows the assertive attitude and high fighting spirit of the Madurese in facing everything.

Meanwhile, the cloth headband or odheng she wore showed the tip of the knot in the shape of an alif.

It is a marker of the oneness of God and shows the obedience of the Madurese people as Muslims.

“Now all the children, children of satay workers, children of onion farmers, now because Indonesia is independent, they can become generals, they can be doctors, professors, they can be anything. Therefore we must continue to be grateful for the blessings of independence,” said Mahfud MD.

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Mahfud said the traditional clothes he wore were also a sign that Indonesia was united in regional diversity.

Indonesia is united in diversity, in various regions and religions. One thing that can be shown physically is traditional clothing,” explained Mahfud MD.

“Alhamdulilah, now I can join. Yes, I’m a Madurese, so in this opportunity to wear traditional clothes, I wear this typical Madurese dress,” he continued.

In the virtual ceremony, Mahfud was accompanied by the Secretary of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Deputies, expert staff and special staff wearing the official ceremonial clothes.

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