Selasa , 14 November 2017, 15:31 WIB

Native faiths not to be stated in detail on e-ID card

Rep: Dian Erika Nugraheny, Puti Almas/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
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Dewi Kanti Setianingsih, a Sunda Wiwitan believer shows her ID card with religion column left empty.
Dewi Kanti Setianingsih, a Sunda Wiwitan believer shows her ID card with religion column left empty.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Director General of the ministry's population and civil registration division (Dukcapil) Zudan Arif Fakhrullah said the faith of the indigenous-belief followers (penghayat kepercayaan) probably would not be stated in details on e-ID card.

It aimed to avoid frequent changes of data on identification card.

According to him, the government has considered several options related to the technical writing about status of people adopting indigenous beliefs on e-ID card. 

Zudan said, indigenous native faiths's name sometimes change or even dissolve. It would affect on the change of data on identity card.

"If the belief's name changed or dissolved, then the data in e-ID card should also be changed. Therefore, the government considered to not include the name for indigenous-belief followers," Zudan said on Monday (November 13).

There were two options of technical writing of indigenous-belief followers. First, it will be written with 'belief in God Almighty' and second with 'adherent trust'.

"We are still discussing the writing option between two," he added.

On November 7, Constitutional Court (MK) decided to grant petition of judicial review of words 'religion' in Law No. 23/2006 on population administration. Article Number 61 paragraph (1) and Article 64 paragraph (1) in the law was stated contradictory with the 1945 Constitution, as it was not interpreted to include 'beliefs'