MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – Muhammadiyah and Singapore have collaborated, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. To reinforce the collaboration, Minister for Education of Singapore Maliki Osman accompanied by the Singaporean Ambassador visited the Muhammadiyah Office of Jakarta.
Welcoming them at the office were Muhammadiyah leaders such as Haedar Nashir, Hajriyanto Y. Thohari, and Abdul Mu’ti.
“I’m glad that I can meet Bapak Haedar. This isn’t my first visit, and today we talked about our possible future collaboration,” expressed Osman.
Muhammadiyah cooperated with Temasek Foundation to provide medical equipment during the pandemic.
“We’re proud that Indonesia could successfully confront the pandemic, and we expect to continue our collaboration in education,” Osman said.
Meanwhile, President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir thanked them for the visit and for trusting Muhammadiyah to have the cooperation. He believed that Singapore and Muhammadiyah are moderate as well as inclusive and shared the same vision. He also mentioned that Muhammadiyah welcomed another collaboration with the Singaporean government to accelerate quality of Muhammadiyah higher education.
“We will follow up cooperation for Islamic college and student exchange programs to send our people to learn in Singapore that have better education. Gaining support from Mr. Minister and the Singaporean government, we will follow up this collaboration, insya Allah,” Haedar said.