The polemic over the veil ban also received the attention of the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. He said, how to dress is everyone's personal choice.
However, when in an agency, of course there are rules that must be obeyed. This was conveyed by President Jokowi when asked for a response to the polemic issue of the ban on the veil for employees in government institutions as discussed by the Minister of Religion Fachrul Razi.
"If I do, the name is how to dress, how to dress is a personal choice. Everyone's personal freedom. But in an institution, if there are provisions on how to dress, of course, it must be obeyed, "said Iriana's husband during a dialogue with journalists, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Friday (1/11).
This polemic arose from the statement of Minister of Religion Fachrul, who planned to have a veil ban for employees entering government agencies. However, later he corrected his statement on the pretext of only recommending it.
"I don't have the right, when the minister of religion issued a ban. Nothing. The Minister of Religion, at most recommends it, "said the former Deputy Commander of the TNI, at the State Palace, Thursday (10/31).
The minister from Aceh said, if then there were several government agencies that issued a veil ban for people who entered his office for security reasons, that was the business of the institution