Tidak Ada Kerusuhan Pasca Quick Count – Luar Biasakah?

English reader, please scroll to the second part of the post to read the English summary of this article.

Beberapa waktu ini saya mulai membaca berita-berita luar negeri tentang pemilu Indonesia setelah beberapa minggu baca berita lokal terus. Menarik melihat apa yang orang asing tuliskan mengenai negara kita, dan kurang lebih yah hampir sama lah dengan apa yang kita baca di media lokal. Namun kemudian mata saya tertuju pada satu update dari berita The Guardian.

Jujur saja, topik tentang kerusuhan ini sering saya baca sebelumnya pada saat pemilu di media berita asing, tetapi saya anggap berita itu biasa saja. Mana mungkin sih terjadi kerusuhan pasca pemilu. Dan pada kenyataannya memang tidak ada kerusuhan pasca pemilu. Namun setelah saya melihat hasil selisih perbedaan suara yang sangat tipis, betapa panas hujatan dan pertempuran di media sosial dan portal berita, tidak samanya hasil Quick Count lemgbaga yang satu dengan lembaga yang lain, serta kedua kubu yang sama-sama mengklaim kemenangan, sebenarnya masuk akal bila media asing mengatakan justru luar biasa bahwa tidak terjadi kerusuhan. Mengingat kemarin begitu ada provokasi TV One tentang PDIP dan Jokowi adalah antek PKI, tokh juga PDIP buru-buru mengerahkan massa untuk menggerebek TV One. Sebenarnya bila ada niat, maka salah satu kandidat menggerakkan massa saja pasti akan rusuh Indonesia. Lha wong separuh Indonesia ini terbelah, yang satu memilih Prabowo, yang satu memilih Jokowi. Tetapi hal itu tidak dilakukan oleh para calon presiden kita.

Dalam hal ini saya acungi jempol bagi kedua kandidat. Keduanya mampu untuk menahan diri untuk tidak membuat kerusuhan dan suasana yang semakin panas, sekalipun memang sebenarnya kejadian keduanya mengklaim kemenangan itu adalah hal yang sangat berpotensi untuk membuat kerusuhan di Indonesia. Semua rakyat juga nampaknya wait and see. Mereka juga sadar bila mereka menimbulkan kerusuhan oleh karena hasil Quick Count, bisa jadi itu akan mengganggu kemenangan dari calon yang mereka dukung. Salah seorang teman Facebook pernah share bahwa “melihat apa yang terjadi di Indonesia beberapa bulan ini, tidaklah aneh bila Belanda mampu menjajah Indonesia selama 2,5 abad.” Mari kita jaga pasca pemilu untuk terus aman sampai dikeluarkannya hasil resmi perhitungan oleh KPU. Siap menang, siap kalah. Biar masyarakat kita semakin dewasa dan tidak mudah terprovokasi. Hidup Indonesia!


English version

The presidential election in Indonesia has been over. Spending some weeks to read mostly local newspaper, now I’ve started to look around on foreign newspaper website to know what the world said about the election. After sightseeing around, I then stumble onto a news article by The Guardian.

To be honest, warning about the possibility of riots after election has been raised many times and I’ve read it many times on the foreign newspaper, but I dismissed it. I thought that there will be no way riots will happen in Indonesia post election. And in fact there’s no riots at all. However, after I observe how close the vote result on Quick Count, how ‘hot’ the debate in the social media and newspaper comments, how many discrepancy between one survey organization with another, and how two sides each claimed that the victory is on their side, I became understand the danger of riots which awareness has been raised by foreign newspaper media. I have to admit, people of Indonesia are easily provoked. There was a provocative news on one of TV station that support one presidential candidate that broadcasted black campaign news about how the other candidate and his party are affiliated with communism party. That is a serious allegation, as communism is despised in Indonesia. Nevertheless, what made it worse is that the said party was retaliate by raising a mass to mob the TV station’s office. It’s a prove how easily people of Indonesia can be provoked. And right now, people of Indonesia literally divided into two groups which almost equal in size. If one side wants to start a ruckuss and noises, it will be very easy.

But in this situation, I have to give salute to both the candidate, as they still can maintain peace in Indonesia despite the over-desputed Quick Count election result and all the tensions between them. The people also realized that if they were to cause any riots over Quick Count result, it maybe can turn the events to their candidate’s disadvantage, as the final result is still not announced yet. One of my Facebook friend shared a status in which he said “After look into everything that happened in Indonesia in the past months, it’s no wonder how Indonesia can be ruled by the Dutch for 2,5 centuries. Let’s hope that everything will be in peace and right order when the Election Commission announce the final result in July 22, 2014. The candidates have to adopt the mental “ready to win, ready to lose”, and may the people of Indonesia getting mature and not easily provoked and divided amongst themselves.

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