Merry Christmas

Kompas – December 23, 2015
Merry Christmas

Man: Merry Christmas. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika: The national motto, Unity in Diversity

While there were no reports of violence during Christmas celebrations this year, unable to celebrate at their own premises because they have been sealed off by authorities at the behest of Islamic vigilante groups, for the fourth year running members of the Batak Protestant Churches Filadelfia in Bekasi and Indonesian Christian Church Yasmin in Bogor held Christmas services in front of the State Palace where they placed a red plastic chair with writing above it reading ‘Indonesian President’.