Indonesia-Malaysia relations strengthened further over the past year since Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim became Malaysian prime minister, especially in efforts to unite the ummah in both countries and the ASEAN region, according to Muhammadiyah, the oldest Islamic organisation in Indonesia.
“The Malaysia-Indonesia relationship is very important to drive and establish a balance in this region and in the Islamic world,” said the Chairman of the central leadership of the organisation, Prof Haedar Nashir, in his congratulations to Anwar.
In a video message broadcasted on Republikatv, Haedar emphasised the concept of Malaysia Madani brought by the prime minister, stating that it is in line with Islamic teachings.
“Malaysia Madani aligns with Muhammadiyah’s vision to create Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, an advanced Islamic civilisation in the modern era of the 21st century,” he said.
Anwar was sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister on November 24, 2022.
He highlighted Anwar’s support and cooperation with Islamic movements and organisations, including Muhammadiyah, to seek perspectives and ensure the continuous development of Islamic outreach.
“May Allah SWT bestow His mercy and blessings upon Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in fulfilling his responsibilities,” added Haedar.
Established in 1912 in Yogyakarta, Muhammadiyah is one of the largest Islamic organisations in Indonesia in terms of membership, and the majority of Indonesia’s population practises Islam. – Bernama