Not many government officials are willing to exert themselves with visions, concepts, and innovative-productive policy breakthroughs while in office. When someone enters the network of government positions, they often get busy with the exterior dimensions of their position; economy, politics, and power.

Pak Lukman Hakim Saifuddin (often called LHS ) is one of the few who does. During his tenure as the Minister of Religious Affairs of Indonesia (2014-2019), he busied himself with the interiority of the Ministry as a guardian of moderate religious life (wasatiyah). One of the “innovations” he successfully discovered is this: the policy of Religious Moderation for the Republic of Indonesia. May this policy make Indonesia more mature in matters of faith. Amen…

Wishing you good health and blessings always, Mr. LHS. Thank you for everything, especially your contribution to INDONESIA (Masdar Hilmy, 2023)