Kesuksesan Persipura Jayapura dan Arema Cronus Di AFC Cup 2014


Kesuksesan Persipura Jayapura dan Arema Cronus Di AFC Cup 2014Dua wakil Indonesia: Persipura Jayapura dan Arema Cronus sukses lolos dari babak penyisihan grup AFC Cup 2014 patut diapresiasi

Persipura dipastikan menjadi juara Grup E meski masih menyisakan satu pertandingan lagi. Tim besutan Jacksen F Tiago ini mengoleksi 11 poin dari lima pertandingan di Grup E AFC Cup. 

Sedangkan Arema, meski sudah memastikan lolos, namun status sebagai juara grup belum dikantongi. Saat ini, Singo Edan menduduki posisi 2 Grup F dengan mengumpulkan 10 poin dari 5 laga. Mereka tertinggal 2 poin dari Hanoi T&T yang memuncaki Grup F. 

Arema memastikan diri lolos ke 16 besar usai mengalahkan Selangor dengan skor 1-0. Gol semata wayang Arema dicetak oleh Gustavo Lopez melalui titik penalti pada menit ke-45. 

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Para Pemain Persipura Jayapura di AFC Cup 2014 (ANTARA FOTO/Roy Ratumakin)

“Yang penting menang. Pemain kami bukan robot. Tadi beban dan tanggung jawab anak-anak berat sekali. Beban harus menang demi membela negara, warga Malang, dan ingin membanggakan Aremania,” terang Pelatih Arema, Suharno. 

“Sekali lagi, saya salut pada pemain. Mereka bekerja keras untuk memenangi laga itu,” lanjutnya. 

Penting bagi Persipura dan Arema untuk lolos ke 16 besar AFC Cup 2014 dengan status sebagai juara grup. Sebab, di babak 16 besar nanti pertandingan hanya berlangsung sekali, dan mereka yang menjadi juara grup berhak jadi tuan rumah. 

Dengan menjadi tuan rumah, tentu peluang Arema dan Persipura lebih besar untuk melaju ke perempatfinal AFC Cup 2014. Selama ini, prestasi terbaik klub Indonesia di AFC Cup adalah lolos ke perempatfinal. 

Peluang Arema keluar sebagai juara Grup F terhitung cukup berat, karena di laga pamungkas harus menghadapi tuan rumah Hanoi T&T. Pada pertemuan pertama di Malang, Arema takluk 1-3 dari Hanoi T&T. 

Target Lewati Perempatfinal AFC Cup 2014

Adalah Persipura dan Semen Padang yang pernah membuat Merah Putih menorehkan prestasi melaju ke 8 besar turnamen kasta kedua antarklub Asia ini. Mutiara Hitam menargetkan prestasi yang lebih baik, setidaknya lolos ke semifinal AFC Cup tahun ini. 

Persipura boleh sedikit bersantai saat melakoni pertandingan terakhir Grup E menjamu Home United dari Singapura. Demi menjaga kebugaran, bukan tak mungkin pelatih Jacksen F Tiago pilih menurunkan para pemain pelapisnya kala bersua Home United pada Rabu 23 April 2014.

Mutiara Hitam perlu mengatur kebugaran, karena juga berkonsentrasi di kompetisi Indonesia Super League (ISL). Beruntung, jadwal Persipura tergolong menguntungkan, sehingga konsentrasi mereka tidak benar-benar terpecah. 

"Persipura diuntungkan dengan jadwal Liga Super Indonesia (ISL) yang sedang kosong. Semua pemain saat ini sudah berkomitmen untuk fokus ke AFC Cup. Di ISL, lolosnya kami ke babak 8 besar masih ditentukan dalam beberapa bulan ke depan. Sedangkan di AFC Cup, April 2014 ini menjadi penentuan kami lolos ke 16 besar," kata Jacksen. 

"Persipura tidak hanya ingin lolos. Tapi, mau jadi pemuncak klasemen Grup E. Supaya kalau lolos sebagai juara grup, di 16 besar kami bermain kandang. Karena di babak 16 besar AFC Cup, pertandingan tidak memakai sistem home and away. Kalau lolos sebagai juara grup dan bermain di kandang, peluang kami lolos ke 8 besar semakin terbuka," jelasnya. 

Bila Singo Edan mampu menang di kandang Hanoi T&T, Cristian Gonzales dan kawan-kawan juga punya peluang lolos ke perempatfinal AFC Cup untuk pertama kalinya sepanjang sejarah klub. Di 16 besar nanti, mereka bakal bermain di Stadion Kanjuruhan dan selalu menjadi keuntungan tersendiri bagi Arema, karena mendapat dukungan fanatik Aremania. 

Sinyal Klub Indonesia Berbicara Lebih Banyak di Pentas Asia

Persipura baru saja mencatatkan hasil bagus, setelah menjadi klub pertama yang membawa pulang poin dari kandang klub India, Churchill Brothers. Ini tentu menjadi sinyal positif bagi Boaz Solossa dan kawan-kawan. 

Churchill Brothers adalah tim yang menyingkirkan Semen Padang di perempatfinal AFC Cup tahun lalu. Dengan kata lain, di atas kertas Persipura punya kekuatan lebih baik dibanding semifinalis AFC Cup 2013 itu. 

Jacksen juga punya materi pemain cukup untuk bermain di dua kompetisi yang ketat, karena sejauh ini rotasi yang dilakukannya berjalan lancar. Dengan menjadi juara grup, Persipura juga tak akan menghadapi lawan-lawan berat di 16 besar, karena wakil-wakil dari negara kuat seperti Kuwait, Irak, Lebanon, atau Vietnam kebanyakan menjadi juara grup. 

Tahap yang berat memang saat harus melalui perempatfinal AFC Cup 2014, karena klub-klub berasal dari negara-negara kuat. Safa adalah klub asal Lebanon yang masih memuncaki Grup A, sedangkan Al Kuwait dan Al Qadsia merupakan wakil dari Kuwait yang mendominasi Grup B dan Grup C. Irak mengirim wakil mereka yakni Erbil yang menguasai Grup D. 

Belum lagi dua wakil Vietnam: Hanoi T&T dan Ninh Binh, yang juga terbilang klub kuat karena masih memuncaki Grup F dan Grup G. Kitchee dari Hong Kong juga tak bisa diremehkan karena sudah memastikan diri menjadi juara Grup H. 

Di babak 16 besar, jika gagal mengalahkan Hanoi T&T, Arema potensial bertemu dengan tim-tim yang disebutkan di atas, tentu saja kecuali klub ibukota Vietnam tersebut. Calon-calon lawan Persipura di babak 16 besar sesungguhnya juga tak boleh dipandang sebelah mata. 

Klub asal Papua ini harus pintar-pintar dalam mengatur rotasi pemain demi menjaga keseimbangan. Namun, setiap tim yang harus bertandang ke Stadion Mandala, Jayapura rasanya bakal mendapat kesulitan.

Bukan hanya jarak yang harus ditempuh ke Jayapura, para pemain asuhan Jacksen F Tiago terkenal jago kandang. Terbukti, Persipura belum terkalahkan di AFC Cup musim ini. Jadi, harapan Indonesia untuk berbicara lebih banyak di pentas Asia terbuka lebar melalui perjuangan Persipura dan Arema. (one)

This article originally appeared in : Penampilan Hebat 2 Klub Indonesia di AFC Cup | VIVAbola | viva.co.id | Kamis, 17 April 2014, 05:55 WIB

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Ini Dia Ramalan Suhu Bingo, Juru Ramal Asal Tibet Tentang Kemunculan Satrio Piningit Tahun 2014 Ini


Ini Dia Ramalan Suhu Bingo Tentang Kemunculan Satrio Piningit. Juru ramal asal Tibet, Suhu Bingo (70), yang tinggal di Surabaya, Jawa Timur menyebut, Pilpres tahun ini, Indonesia akan kedatangan Satrio Pingit, yang memiliki kecerdasan, berilmu tinggi, dan berwibawa. Mitos Satrio Pingit adalah urutan ke tujuh dari pemimpin negeri, di saat kehancuran dan karut marut negeri sedang berlangsung.

Sosok Satrio Piningit adalah titisan dari Mbah Semar, pemimpin Punakawan dalam sejarah pewayangan. Sesuai ramalan, Satrio Piningit juga kata lain dari nama Sabdo Palon yang muncul saat Kerajaan Majapahit mengalami kekacauan.

"Satrio Pingit lahir dari Jawa. Dia akrab dipanggil dengan sebutan khas orang Jawa, entah dengan panggilan ki, kanjeng, cak, le atau dengan sebutan khas Jawa yang lain," kata ahli tafsir ramalan Jawa itu, Jumat (11/4).

Suhu Bingo merinci urutan kelahiran atau kemunculan Satrio Pingit, jika dikaitkan dengan presiden yang akan memimpin Indonesia lima tahun ke depan.

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Yang pertama adalah, Satrio Murwo Kinunjuro yang artinya kurang lebih Jagad Penjara. Sosok pemimpin yang pertama ini, begitu dikenal hingga penjuru dunia. Bahkan, sebelum dinobatkan sebagai pemimpin, dia kerap keluar masuk penjara. "Untuk pemimpin yang ini, cocok jika dikaitkan dengan Presiden Soekarno," papar dia.

Soekarno atau Bung Karno, sebelum menjadi Presiden RI yang pertama kerap keluar masuk penjara di zaman penjajahan dan kemudian saat menjadi presiden, Bung Karno cukup disegani pemimpin-pemimpin dunia. Namanya sangat dikenal hampir di seluruh negeri di belahan dunia.

Kemudian yang kedua adalah Satrio Mukti Wibowo Kesandung Kesampar. Artinya pemimpin yang memiliki wibawa karena kekuasaan dan hartanya. Namun, akhirnya jatuh dan tersandung masalah dan diserang oleh orang-orang yang di sekelilingnya. Sosok ini cocok dengan figur Presiden Soeharto, yang lengser saat Reformasi 98.

Yang ketiga, Satrio Jinumput Sumela Atur. Pemimpin yang diangkat karena terpungut atau spontan. Sayangnya, dia tidak lama menjadi pemimpin, karena akhirnya dilengserkan. Sosok ini sesuai dengan kisah BJ Habibie, yang diangkat setelah Soeharto lengser. Dia hanya sebentar menduduki kursi RI 1, yang kemudian digantikan KH Abdurrahman Wahid atau Gus Dur.

Yang keempat adalah Satrio Lelono Tapa Ngrame. Pemimpin yang keempat ini ini bersifat pengembara dan disegani oleh dunia. Kereligiusan Sang Maestro, tak diragukan lagi. Dengan sifat dan kearifannya, dia sangat disegani dan dikenang hingga akhir hayat. Dan dialah sosok Gus Dur yang sempat mewarnai Istana Kepresidenan.

Selanjutnya, Satrio Piningit Hamong Tuwuh, yang artinya aura kepemimpinan dari karismanya berasal dari keturunan atau titisan. Dialah sosok Megawati Soekarnoputri, anak dari Presiden Soekarno.

Yang ke enam adalah Satrio Boyong Pambukaning Gapuro, yang artinya pemimpin yang berpindah (boyongan) untuk membuka pintu kesejahteraan dan tidak pernah tinggal di rumahnya sendiri. Dan dialah Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) yang tidak pernah tinggal di rumahnya sendiri untuk membuka gerbang keemasan Indonesia.

Dan yang dinanti-nanti, atau yang terakhir adalah Satrio Pinandito Sinisihan Wahyu. Yaitu, pemimpin yang bertakwa dan benar-benar taat pada hukum. Dia sosok pemimpin yang cerdas. Ketaatannya pada hukum, menjadikan kewibawaannya menjadi sangat luar biasa.

Siapakah dia? Sosok pemimpin ketujuh atau Satrio Piningit inilah yang kita nanti-nanti pada Pilpres mendatang.

This article originally appeared in : Inilah urutan Satrio Piningit yang memimpin Indonesia | Merdeka.com | Jum, 11 Apr 2014

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UEFA's Platini delays talks on FIFA election plans


UEFA's Platini delays talks on FIFA election plans  — UEFA President Michel Platini has pushed back his deadline to decide if he will run for FIFA president next year.

Platini told UEFA's 54 member federations on Thursday he will discuss the 2015 FIFA and UEFA elections at a round of regional meetings with their leaders. The sessions are scheduled across Europe between September and December.

"I will be there to listen to you, as usual, and we can then take decisions together," Platini said in French to a UEFA Congress audience that included FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

"As these concern you first and foremost," Platini told European football leaders in his keynote speech, "we will discuss them all together at (executive program) meetings after the summer. "

Last September, Platini told a European football meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia, that he would decide his FIFA intentions "during or after the World Cup in Brazil."

Blatter is expected to seek a fifth four-year term at the May 2015 election in Zurich.

Blatter said last month he will run "if the member associations asked me."

That could happen on June 11 at FIFA's congress in Sao Paulo on the eve of the opening World Cup match.

Platini, a FIFA vice president, has led UEFA since 2007 and has long been seen as the natural successor to the 78-year-old Blatter, who was his mentor in football politics.

Still, Blatter has shown little sign of fulfilling a promise made at the 2011 UEFA Congress in Paris that his current term in office would be his last.

Blatter said of Platini in his speech to UEFA members Thursday that "sometimes we have not (had) the same ideas ... but we keep that friendship."

The next UEFA presidential election will be held in March 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

In their speeches, Platini and Blatter referred to each other as "dear friends," yet also chided each other from the stage.


When Platini recalled advice from Blatter in Paris three years ago that UEFA should show more solidarity with world football, he seemed to remind the FIFA chief of his election pledge.

"As you know, when you look us Europeans in the eye and tell us something, you can be sure that we will be listening carefully," Platini said.

Earlier, Blatter pointed out that FIFA anti-corruption reforms to create independent ethics and audit committees had not been adopted elsewhere.

"Decisions taken by the FIFA Congress have to be implemented in the national associations. This concerns also the confederations," Blatter said.

Platini made one direct challenge to Blatter on the subject of investors owning players' economic rights. UEFA wants the practice banned as a threat to transfer market integrity and a drain of cash from the sport.

FIFA has so far declined decisive action against third-party ownership, which is widely used in South America, Spain and Portugal.

"Please have the political courage to deal with this problem once and for all," Platini said, making a "solemn request" to Blatter.

"The amount of money that vanishes into thin air in a single transfer exceeds the entire annual budget for your global solidarity program," Platini said, referring to FIFA's annual $30 million spending on development projects. "Do you consider that normal? I, for one, do not."

Stressing UEFA's co-operation with the other five continental football bodies — as Blatter suggested in 2011 — Platini set out increased commitment to social issues.

Europe's top football official said a new children's foundation would use UEFA's wealth to help finance programs for young people around the world.

Platini said UEFA will help women and people from ethnic minorities train for management roles in football bodies.

A planned conference in Rome in September will "develop the educational arm of our anti-racism strategy," Platini said.

This article originally appeared in : UEFA's Platini delays talks on FIFA election plans | Associated Press | March 27, 2014 5:34 AM

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Platini makes plea to FIFA to ban third party owners



Platini makes plea to FIFA to ban third party owners  - The practice of players being owned by secretive agents, businessmen or investment companies out to make a quick buck is not only damaging soccer but is an affront to human dignity and must be halted, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Thursday.

He called on FIFA to outlaw the practice worldwide and praised the English FA for being the first to ban what are called "third party ownership" transfers.

Platini highlighted what he said was one of the greatest threats to the game's integrity when he opened the 38th UEFA Congress in the futuristic capital of the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan.

With FIFA president Sepp Blatter sitting in the front row of delegates at the Palace of Independence, Platini said: "If FIFA fails to act, we will address this issue in our own competitions in Europe.

"The UEFA Executive Committee has already adopted a position on this issue in principle, and we will see this through.

"I do not want to be complicit in these practices, and at the moment I have the nasty feeling that I am."

Platini, one of the world's greatest all-time players during his glittering career in the 1970s and 1980s when he won titles with France and Juventus, said he had gone on strike when he was a player, but the issues facing players today were far worse than what he had to endure.

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He told delegates from all 54 member associations: "I am thinking, here, of a problem which particularly worries me, that is the third party ownership of players, or TPO as it is sometimes known.

"I have been constantly warning for years that this practice, which is becoming increasingly widespread, is a danger to our sport.

"It threatens the integrity of our competitions, damages football's image, poses a long-term threat to clubs' finances and even raises questions about human dignity.

"When I was a player, I went on strike because players belonged to their clubs and therefore failed to enjoy real freedom.

"Today, players are certainly not the property of their clubs, but something worse is happening instead.

"Increasingly, players are owned by opaque companies based in tax havens and controlled by some unknown agent or investment fund.

"Quite simply, some players are no longer in control of their own sporting careers and are transferred each year to generate revenue for anonymous individuals who just want to get their hands on some of the money in football.

"The English FA were the first to recognize the dangers of this practice and the moral and ethical problems that it poses. As a result they banned third party ownership.

"They acted swiftly and decisively, and I congratulate them on that. However, this is a global problem, and the issue should be regulated at global level."

Turning to the FIFA president, Platini said: "Mr Blatter, you ask things of us, such as solidarity with other continents, and we do as you ask.

"This time, we have something to ask of you. I want to take advantage of your presence here today to make a solemn request. Please have the political courage to deal with this problem once and for all.

"There comes a time when you have to stop hiding behind committees, sub-committees, studies by expert groups and academic reports.

"The amount of money that vanishes into thin air in a single transfer exceeds the entire annual budget for your global solidarity program, GOAL. Do you realize what that means? Do you consider that normal? I, for one, do not."

Platini also said that detailed plans for the new Nations League, a competitive tournament starting in 2018 to replace increasingly unpopular friendly matches, would be announced at the Congress later.

On the occasion of UEFA's 60th anniversary, Platini also announced the launch of a new Children's Foundation, a grass-roots initiative funded by UEFA to boost opportunities for youngsters.

"Who knows?" said Platini. "The next Cristiano Ronaldo could well be growing up in Moldova and we need to do everything we can to encourage the development of all children in the sport."

This article originally appeared in : Platini makes plea to FIFA to ban third party owners | Reuters | By Mike Collett | March 27, 2014 1:32 AM

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Failed candidates depressed


Failed candidates depressedMany candidates who failed to secure votes in the recent legislative election have become depressed after reportedly giving everything they had, including personal funds, in their efforts to win votes.

Recent reports from across the country have shown that of 6,600 legislative candidates running for seats in the House of Representatives, a handful have fallen into depression, displayed maniacal tendencies, or even resorted to suicide due to the losses they suffered.

On Sunday, Antara news agency reported that 50-year-old Muhammad Taufiq, who was running for a legislative position, became frustrated after learning that he had not obtained enough votes to secure a seat. 

Accompanied by a friend, Taufiq went to a polling station in Cekocek hamlet, Sampang regency, Madura, East Java, and snatched a ballot box as officials were counting votes.

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National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Ronny F. Sompie said that Taufiq and his friend took the box to a relative’s house, before being caught by Elections Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) officials.

One of many other reports of frustrated candidates came from Tulungagung, East Java, where Miftahul Huda, a legislative candidate from the Hanura Party, had donated a sum of money to build a local mosque. 

Miftahul demanded that the mosque return his money when he discovered he had lost in the election after gaining only 29 votes in his area of Majan village.

A tragic report came from Banjar, West Java, where a young mother hanged herself after losing in the legislative election. Local residents found her body in a bamboo hut in Limusnunggal hamlet, Ciamis 
regency, West Java.

The world’s third-largest democracy, after India and the US, held a legislative election on April 9 in which voters cast their ballots to elect 560 legislators to the House as well as more than 18,000 local councilors.

Candidates for local councils spent at least Rp 100 million (US$8,761) each on campaigning, selling most of their assets and draining their personal savings.

Psychologist Tika Bisono said that depression and other mental health problems among defeated legislative candidates was a predictable issue that occurred due to a lack of clear criteria from political parties.

“So it turns out that everyone should prepare a huge amount of money to run [as a legislative candidate] but then, when they fail, it’s possible that they will become depressed,” Tika told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

She said that political parties should be responsible for accommodating their candidates, including handling their problems if they were not elected. 

According to Tika, some depressed candidates had not prepared adequately prior to campaigning, meaning they risked all of their savings to win seats. However, Tika expressed her hope that candidates’ family members would support them during the healing process. 

Meanwhile, political analyst from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Ikrar Nusa Bhakti, said that some of the failed candidates did not have any experience working for the people in their areas.

“These candidates are so passionate, but they have never had [...] experience working on the ground and meeting their constituents, otherwise they would have been better known and would have gained votes,” Ikrar said.

He further said that political parties should fix their recruitment systems, including considering their candidates’ networks, financial capacity and track records. “People should be realistic when they decide to run for legislative positions,” he added.

According to a 2010 data from the Health Ministry, as quoted by tribunnews.com, the national election in 2009 resulted in 7,376 from the total number of legislative candidates being diagnosed with mental health issues.

Jojo Rohi, deputy secretary-general for the Independent Election Monitoring Committee (KIPP), said that based on the 2009 election, Indonesia would see a similar trend after the 2014 legislative election, due to the high price commanded of legislative hopefuls.

“We have to challenge all party leaders to warn the public not to vote for candidates who promise to give money,” Jojo said, as quoted by tribunnews.com. (gda)

This article originally appeared in : Failed candidates depressed |The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Election Watch | Mon, April 14 2014, 8:59 AM

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Partai Islam Siap Jadi Jongos Partai Sekuler


Beranikah Partai-partai Islam Membentuk Blok Islam?

Partai Islam Siap Jadi Jongos Partai Sekuler - Januari 2014 koran Katolik Kompas seperti sudah menjatuhkan pisau 'guillotine' ke leher Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam, bahwa tidak ada satupun yang bisa lolos parlemen threshold (3,5 persen). Rata-rata Partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam itu menurut survei Litbang Kompas, dibawah 3 persen. Kecuali PKB yang masih lolos threshold dengan suara diatas 5 persen.

Hampir semua lembaga survei tak ada yang simpati kepada Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam, termasuk lembaga CSIS, yang dilahirkan oleh tokoh-tokoh Katolik, seperti Hary Tjan Silalahi dan Pater Beek, memberikan hasil suvei Partai-partai Islam, tidak ada yang lolos parlemen threshold.

Memang, mereka menginginkan pasca pemilu 2014, sudah tidak ada lagi Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam. Golongan Kristen, sekuler, dan liberal menginginkan jagad politik Indonesia hanya didominasi kalangan Kristen yang sudah menyusup ke partai-partai sekuler, termasuk Syiah, dan menggilas Muslim Indonesia.

Memang, pemilu sejak awal reformasi suara-suara partai-partai Islam mengalami pasang surut. Seperti ketika berlangsung pemilu tahun 2004, harapan Muslim terhadap Partai-partai Islam cukup tinggi, ini terbukti dengan total jumlah perolehan suara Partai-partai Islam dan berbasis massa Islam itu, totalnya mencapai 38,35 persen. PKB mendapatkan 10,57 persen, PPP mendapatkan suara 8,15 persen, PKS mendapatkan 7,34 persen, PAN mendapatkan suara 6,44 persen, PBB mendapatkan suara 2,62 persen, PBR mendapatkan suara 2,44 persen, PNU mendapatkan suara 0,79 persen.

Namun, ketika pemilu 2009, perolehan suara Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam, kembali turun, ketika mereka masuk dalam 'koalisi' pemerintahan SBY, dan Partai Demokrat yang dipimpin SBY, masuk dalam kubangan lumpur korupsi. Partai-partai Islama di dalam pemerintahan SBY, hanyalah menjadi 'stempel' alais 'pak turut'. Tidak melakukan kontrol apapun, dan tidak berani melakukan oposisi terhadap kebijakan pemerintahan SBY yang tidak sesuai dengan kepentingan rakyat.

Korupsi itu berdampak terhadap Partai-partai Islam, sekalipun, tingkat kualitas dan kuantitas korupsi Partai-partai Islam itu, masih jauh dibandingkan dengan PDIP dan Golkar.

Hasil pemilu tahun 2009, Partai-partai Islam dan berbasis massa Islam, totalnya mencapai 29,3 persen. Turun hampir leibh 9 persen. Ini menjadi 'warning' bagi partai-partai Islam, agar memperbaiki kenerja partainya. Hasil pemilu Partai-partai Islam di tahun 2009, PKB mendapatkan suara 4,94 persen, PPP mendapatkan suara 5,32 persen, PKS mendapatkan suara 7,88 persen, PAN mendapatkan suara 6,01 persen, PBB mendapatkan suara 1,79 persen, PBR mendapatkan suara 1,21 persen, PKNU mendapatkan suara 1,47 persen, PMB mendapatkan suara 0,40 persen, PPNUI mendapatkan suara 0,14 persen, dan PS mendapatkan suara 0,14 persen.

Diantara faktor lainnya yang menyebabkan menurunnya perolehan suara dalam pemilu 2009, masing Partai-partai Islam itu, terlibat konflik diinternal mereka. Sehingga, membuat publik menjadi kehilangan kepercayaan mereka terhadap partai Islam.

Sekarang, pada pemilu 2014, suara Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam, suaranya naik sedikit, yaitu totalnya mencapai 31,92 persen. Masih sangat jauh dibandingkan dengan partai-partai sekuler. Bila digabungkan suara-suara partai-partai sekuler jumlah bisa lebih dari 45 persen!

Suara Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam, itu diantaranya, PKB kembali mendapatkan suara 9,57 persen, PPP mendapatkan suara 6,73 persen, PAN mendapatkan suara 7,45 persen, PBB mendapatkan suara 1,65. Bila digabungkan suara Partai-partai Islam itu jumlahnya sudah cukup mencalonkan calon presiden dari “Blok Partai Islam”.

Tetapi, apakah para pemimpin Partai-partai Islam itu, mereka memiliki keinginan menjad kekuatan politik Islam “Blok Islam” sendiri? Tidak lagi menjadikan Partai-partai Islam atau berbasis massa Islam, sekadar menjadi 'jongos' partai-partai sekuler?

Seperti nanti tidak menjadi 'jongos' nya PDIP dengan mengharapkan kemenangan dan kekuasaan. Di mana sekarang dengan manipulasi oleh media Kristen dan sekuler, yang menjagokan Jokowi, kemudian ramai-ramai Partai-partai Islam menjajakan dirinya mendukung Jokowi. Atau mungkin melakukan dukungan kepada ARB, dan Prabowo.

Seharusnya para pemimpin Partai-partai Islam sudah memiliki visi dan misi membangun Indonesia dngan nilai dan prinsip baru, yang bersumber dari prinsip dan nilai-nilai Islam. Partai sekuler seperti PDIP, Golkar, atau apapun partai namanya partai sekuler itu, semuanya sudah bangkrut, dan tidak membangun berhasil kehidupan bangsa dan negara, dan mereka hanya menciptakan 'disaster' alias bencana, sejak zaman Soekarno sampai SBY.

Mengapa para pemimpin Partai-partai Islam tidak bangkit memelopori gerakan perubahan yang berbasis dari prinsip dan nilai Islam? Meninggalkan sifat dan watak inferior (rendah) diri, dan menempatkan diri mereka menjadi 'jongos' partai sekuler, yang jelas sudah bangkrut, dan membawa kehidupan yang penuh dengan kekacauan.Mengapa tidak berani mengambil langkah membentuk “Blok Islam”? 

This article originally appeared in : Beranikah Partai-partai Islam Membentuk Blok Islam? | voa-islam.com | Kamis, 10 Jumadil Akhir 1435 H / 10 April 2014 09:43 wib

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Platini vows more talks on FIFA bid


UEFA president Michel Platini speaks during a press conference on the eve of the qualifying draw of the 2016 European Football Championship on February 22, 2014 in Nice, southeatern France (AFP Photo/Valery Hache)             
Platini vows more talks on FIFA bid - UEFA president Michel Platini on Thursday blasted the world federation's lack of action over secretive companies owning players as he stepped up a war of nerves with FIFA rival Sepp Blatter.

Platini, who promised he would announce later in the year whether he will run for the FIFA presidency next year, said the so-called 'third party ownership' of players is a "danger" to football.

He called on FIFA to impose a global ban on the practice and praised the English Football Association for being the first to act against the secretive companies which control many top players.

With Blatter sat prominently in the audience at the UEFA Congress, Platini said: "If FIFA fails to act, we will address this issue in our own competitions in Europe.

"The UEFA executive committee has already adopted a position on this issue in principle, and we will see this through.

"I do not want to be complicit in these practices, and at the moment I have the nasty feeling that I am."

Platini said that as a player he had taken strike action because clubs had too much control of players.

"Today, players are certainly not the property of their clubs, but something worse is happening instead.

"Increasingly, players owned by opaque companies based in tax havens and controlled by some unknown agent or investment fund.

"Quite simply, some players are no longer in control of their own sporting careers and are transferred each year to generate revenue for anonymous individuals who just want to get their hands on some of the money in football."

Platini then made a direct challenge to the FIFA leader who he earlier called "a dear friend".


Shadows of journalists are seen next to a logo of the football's world governing body FIFA after a press conference on October 4, 2013 at ist headquarters in Zurich (AFP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini)             

"I want to take advantage of your presence here today to make a solemn request: please have the political courage to deal with this problem once and for all.

"There comes a time when you have to stop hiding behind committees, sub-committees, studies by expert groups and academic reports.

"The amount of money that vanishes into thin air in a single transfer exceeds the entire annual budget for your global solidarity programme."

The UEFA boss said this was not "normal".

Blatter also addressed Platini as his "dear friend" and said in his speech that FIFA and UEFA should work together on player agents and third party ownership.


FIFA president Sepp Blatter talks during a press conference following an executive meeting of the football's world governing body at the Home of FIFA on March 21, 2014 in Zurich (AFP Photo/Michael Buholzer)

Platini said he would decide later in the year whether to seek the FIFA presidency. UEFA and FIFA are to hold leadership elections in 2015.

Platini, 58, told the European federation's congress he would hold talks with individual member countries in the coming months before deciding his future plans.

FIFA and UEFA are to hold leadership elections in 2015. Blatter, 78, has not formally announced whether he will stand again but has said he will do so if asked by member nations. 

Referring to the elections, Platini said "as these concern you (member countries) first and foremost, we will discuss them all together at (executive) meetings after the summer.

"I will be there to listen to you, as usual, and we can then take decisions together, as we always do."

Blatter is expected to announce his decision at the FIFA Congress in Rio de Janeiro in June just ahead of the start of the World Cup finals.

This article originally appeared in : Platini vows more talks on FIFA bid | AFP | March 27, 2014 12:45 PM

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