Speech by Wiranto, Chairman of the Wantimpres as Inspector of Ceremonies at the Funeral Ceremony of the Late DR. (HC) IR. H. Arifin Panigoro’s Body

Bismillahhirrahmanirrahim,

Assalamu’alaikum Warahmattullahi Wabarakatuh, Selamat Siang, Salam Sejahtera Buat Kita Semuanya, Om Swastiastu, Namo Buddhaya.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Innalillahi Wa Innailaihi Rojiun, Verily we all belong to Allah and everything will return to Him. As we all know that, on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 03.29 WIB, our brother, our friend, the late Dr. (HC) Ir. H. ARIFIN PANIGORO has preceded us before the Almighty passed away peacefully at the Mayo Clinic Hospital- Rochester, Minesota, United States of America.

Dear All Family of the deceased,

On this occasion that full of condolences, I, on behalf of the Government and those present here, I express my deepest condolences for the death of the deceased.

To all the audience, let us pray together for the presence of Allah SWT, God Almighty. Hopefully all the mistakes, faults and sins of the deceased can be forgiven by Him, and then all of his devotional deeds will be accepted by God Almighty, as a provision for his journey.

To the family of the deceased, we hope that they will be able to accept the departure of the deceased with steadfastness, patience and sincerity.

We all know how much the family went to great lengths to contain the passing of the deceased. However, as people who believe in His power, of course they are very aware that the departure of the deceased has become the will of God Almighty.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The death of the deceased has left a deep impression. We have all lost a good son of a nation, a figure who has always adhered to the principles of truth, is loyal to the country and has worked hard in carrying out every state duty that he is responsible for. A warrior who always appears in every change, a successful businessman with his tenacity, a servant of God who has empathy and always helps others selflessly.

Of course, everything that the deceased did during his lifetime, especially when he carried out his duties with passion and sincerity with us as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council, is very necessary to be followed by an example for all of us who are still alive, in continuing our duty of service to the nation and state.

Finally, let us all pray once again that the deceased, who died in husnul khotimah, will be forgiven for all his mistakes, faults and sins and his soul will be accepted by God the Most Merciful, amen.

That’s the end of my speech, thank you for your attention.

Wassalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, Good Afternoon and Peace be upon us all

Om Shanti Shanti Om.