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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Mac (Bernama) -- Menteri Penerangan, Komunikasi dan

Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim akan melancarkan Yayasan Ikatan

Rakyat Malaysia-Indonesia (Yirmi) esok (Khamis) di Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya.

Majlis pelancaran Yirmi akan disusuli Konsert Nusantara bertemakan Serumpun

Budaya di Istana Budaya selama tiga hari mulai 7 Mac melibatkan persembahan

kebudayaan Malaysia dan Indonesia, demikian menurut kementerian berkenaan dalam

satu kenyataan.

Jika sebelum ini hubungan akrab telah sedia terjalin di antara pemimpin

tertinggi di kedua-dua negara, kini ia diperkembangkan ke peringkat rakyat

dengan rakyat.

Tujuan penubuhan Yirmi adalah untuk meningkat dan mengekalkan hubungan

silaturahim serta kerjasama antara rakyat Malaysia dengan rakyat Indonesia.

Menerusi pelbagai bidang termasuk seni budaya warisan, penerangan,

kemasyarakatan, ekonomi, pelajaran, bahasa dan lain-lain perkara bagi mencapai

keberhasilan hubungan mesra antara rakyat kedua-dua negara.

Yirmi dianggotai jawatankuasa dari kedua-dua negara dan di bawahnya semua

badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) boleh bersama menggerakkan aktiviti berkaitan budaya,

bahasa, ekonomi dan lain-lain. Ia ditubuhkan tahun lepas dengan kuatkuasa

undang-undang dan bukanlah sebuah badan politik.

LAKSANA PROGRAM RAPATKAN RAKYAT DENGAN RAKYAT

Penubuhannya dianggap sebagai membolehkan pelbagai kegiatan dilaksanakan

antara rakyat dengan rakyat.

Antara aktiviti utama Yirmi ialah menyemarakkan program kemasyarakatan

melalui penglibatan rakyat di kedua-dua negara, meningkatkan jaringan kerjasama

pertukaran maklumat, penulis, wartawan.

Ia dilaksanakan untuk kepentingan bersama melalui NGO, kumpulan masyarakat

dan media massa dari kedua-dua negara.

Selain itu, Yirmi akan terlibat dalam kempen, penyelidikan, pameran,

penerbitan serta kegiatan lain yang boleh meningkatkan kesedaran dan kemesraan

rakyat Malaysia dan Indonesia.

Pertukaran tenaga pengajar dan pelajar melalui peranan NGO dari kedua-dua

negara juga dilihat boleh memberi manfaat kepada rakyat.

Dengan tertubuhnya Yirmi sebagai badan berentiti sah di sisi undang-undang,

ikatan persahabatan Malaysia-Indonesia akan dapat membantu merapatkan lagi

hubungan rakyat yang serumpun.

Menurut Pengerusi Yirmi, Datuk Abdul Aziz Shahar, sejak ditubuhkan, Yirmi

telah pun mula bergiat aktif dengan penganjuran beberapa program oleh

jawatankuasa dari kedua-dua negara.

Antaranya ialah penganjuran majlis perjumpaan Yirmi dengan semua ketua

suku-suku masyarakat Indonesia di Malaysia, sumbangan membaiki Masjid Paya

Sikucur di Padang, Sumatera dan bantuan untuk mangsa-mangsa banjir di Manado,

Indonesia.

Menurut Abdul Aziz, antara program yang dilihat penting bagi merapatkan

hubungan rakyat dengan rakyat adalah program pertukaran pelajar. Ia dilihat

sebagai satu program yang memberi manfaat jangka panjang.

"Pelajar-pelajar ini kelak bakal menjadi pegawai-pegawai atau pun ahli

korporat di negara masing-masing. Apabila mereka telah saling mengenali, kelak

akan memudahkan urusan kedua-dua negara.

"Ini terbukti dalam hubungan Malaysia-Singapura suatu waktu dahulu menjadi

erat ekoran ramai kalangan pegawai dari kedua-dua negara saling mengenali sejak

dari zaman mereka bergelar pelajar lagi," jelas Aziz yang mengakui hubungan erat

di antara pemimpin Malaysia-Indonesia.

Justeru, hubungan erat sebegini harus diturunkan hingga ke peringkat rakyat

agar hasrat dan dasar pemimpin dapat dilaksana dan disampaikan dengan jelas

antara rakyat dengan rakyat apabila saling memiliki hubungan yang baik.

KONSERT NUSANTARA

Majlis Pelancaran Yirmi pada Khamis malam bakal disusuli Konsert Nusantara

yang diilhamkan oleh Rais. Ia akan menghimpunkan penyanyi-penyanyi popular dari

kedua-dua negara di atas satu pentas.

Konsert tersebut akan melihat perkongsian budaya seni yang sememangnya telah

wujud di kedua-dua negara.

Majlis itu juga akan dihadiri oleh ketua-ketua suku masyarakat dari

Indonesia yang berada di Malaysia. Mereka akan hadir memakai pakaian tradisional

suku masing-masing.

Ia memberi peluang kepada rakyat Malaysia untuk menyaksikan kekayaan lagu,

muzik dan tari nusantara dengan penekanan kepada budaya masyarakat Indonesia dan

Malaysia.

-- BERNAMA

NUH CR

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