By: Pratama Yoga Nugroho*
As a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council,
However, the government decision to sign the resolution is not only somewhat strange but also violating the foreign policy principle and showing inconsistency in the interaction with foreign states. Many experts on politics and international affairs have repeatedly criticized this decision and people have frequently held protests in various cities across the country.
It is stated in our constitution, the main source of all jurisprudences and policies, that we shall actively participate in creating and keeping peace in the world based on independence, eternal peace, and social justice. This leads to the retaining of ‘free and active’ policy we must demonstrate toward foreign states. In this context, we can see an obvious violation to the policy as our government has agreed to give a sanction to
Furthermore, our decision to sign the resolution may enrage
Considering our decision, we might question our independence strived by our founding fathers. An independence of a country includes not only physical aspect, but also economic, political, and military aspects. In this
* Pratama Yoga Nugroho: a student of English Department, Faculty of Humanities,