Medan, MINA – The Governor of North Sumatera Indonesia Edy Rahmayadi has asked Silaturrahmi (get-together) participants and Discussions of the university chancellors to immediately stop the event and leave the room to go praying if the call of prayer (azan) was already echoing.
He is willing to be unpopular if the order is considered too strict.
“I dare not be popular, if I hear azan, I order to stop all activities and immediately go to the mosque to perform praying,” he said when opening a gathering and discussion of the chancellors of North Sumatra’s state and private universities in Medan, Wednesday (3/10).
On that occasion, he asked all universities in North Sumatra to contribute to the progress of the province that he currently leads. According to him, all the results of student research in North Sumatra must be supported for the progress of the area.
“I challenge applicable research from universities to be brought here. Although universities are vertical institutions, we support every public and private campus here, “he said.
Edy is the North Sumatra Governor elected in 2018, he is also known to be close to various circles in North Sumatra. On religious issues, even Edy was often front-runner with the community, as in the chaotic issue of loudspeakers in the mosque he actually asked him not to be minimized.
The statement about the call to pray sound in the mosque speaker is conveyed when he opened the Muzakarah Ulama in North Sumatera. (TL/AR/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)