Mohamad Yusuf(1*)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


The fall of the New Order regime in May 1998 has brought about remarkable political shifts in the Indonesian government. A large number of laws and regulations were enacted during the first five years after the retirement of President Suharto, which indicates a serious attempt to change the political orientation of the State. Yusuf and Sterkens (2015) have investigated that more than 200 laws were enacted by Parliament during the first five years after the retirement of President Suharto. This also happens with laws on education, for instance Law No. 20/2003. Parliament’s approval on 20 June 2003 of Law No. 20/2003 concerning the national education system has raised many questions, specifically with regard to the aim of national education. The National Education, according to Law No. 20/2003, aims to develop students who have strong religious commitment (faithfulness) and religious devotion (piousness) to their own religion.


new order regime, religion

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/jh.16405

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