Committee: Pandemic is the main reason for the cancellation of NU Munas-Konbes in Rembang
Jakarta, NU Online
The Committee secretary of the 2021 NU National Conference (Munas) and Grand Conference (Konbes), M. Imdadun Rahmat, revealed the reason for the cancellation of both Munas and Konbes which was originally to be held in Sarang, Rembang, was none other than the Covid-19 pandemic situation, which has not yet ended.
“The Munas-Konbes have been postponed for almost 2 years due to COVID-19. Finally, the Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU) decided to hold it in Jakarta with a very strict protocol," he told NU Online here on Thursday (16/9/2021).
"So, moving from Rembang to Jakarta is nothing but the consideration is the ease with which we all carry out health protocols," he continued.
Regarding the implementation that was held offline, he explained, was because there were several important topics of discussion in terms of the internal organization that were deemed ineffective when carried out online.
"So, if using the online mechanism, it is feared that there will be unwanted excesses," he explained.
Even though it is held offline, the PBNU guarantees that the implementation of the Covid-19 health protocol has been carefully prepared according to the government rules.
He also reminded that as the last series of pre-congress, the NU National Conference on 25-26 September 2021, would be limited in nature. So that there are not too many guests or state officials in the event.
“We (PBNU) have decided to carry out the Munas and the Konbes internally. So, no state officials were invited, but if anyone was present, we would invite him related to his position at PBNU," he explained.
Furthermore, he added, although it was not broadcast live via zoom or Youtube, at the end of the event there would be a press conference to inform the decisions and results of the NU Munas and Konbes.
"Yes, apart from the opening and closing events, the press conference will also be broadcast on TVNU," he said.
"Because we also have to convey to the public the final results of the decisions of the Munas and Konbes," he added.
For information, the Munas discussed religious issues concerning the lives of the people and the nation. Meanwhile, the Konbes discusses the implementation of various decisions of the congress, reviews program developments, decides on the Organizational Regulations, and issues recommendations.
Contributor: Syifa Arrahmah
Editor: Sudarto Murtaufiq
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