Special Province of Yogyakarta (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta) is known as one of province that still has kingship of kraton. It is one of the ancient governments in Indonesia. But it is also the legal government this day. Government of Indonesia gives the special permission to the kingship of Kraton Yogyakarta to lead the Special Province of Yogyakarta as a governor because of historical background. Before Indonesia promotes its independence,Yogyakarta was an independent country. It was started to count in one of province inIndonesiawhen the government of Indonesia built a temporary government with the capital city was in Yogyakarta.
I agree with the statement above because of these reasons. First, Yogyakarta has an ancient palace and kingship for many years ago before the country ofIndonesiadeclared its independence. It has to continue for now and many years after because it is one of the special culture in Indonesia especially in Yogyakarta Province. When it is substitute with the central government of Indonesia, the Palace or Kraton of Yogykarta becomes useless. It cannot do its main function, which is doing governmentally action. Kraton of Yogyakarta will die slowly and it will destroy our special culture which can get many incomes from both domestic and foreign tourists.
Reason number two is the Palace or Kraton of Yogyakarta has exist for many years, so the people ofYogyakartabelieve the kraton and the king more than the other governmentally leader. Besides of that, the king of kraton more understands the people of Yogyakarta. After the king has passed, the next king has to form the kingship of kraton. But this day, the king of kraton don’t has son to continue the leading. I think the king can give the leading ofYogyakartato his brother or the husband of his daughters. But the husband of his daughters has to chosen well, because he will be the next king and leader of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Province. The king can give them a kind of training first. I think the people can understand their king’s choice.
The last reason of the statement is the Palace or Kraton of Yogyakarta is one of the cultures ofIndonesiathat has to be saved. The central government ofIndonesiahas to support this action because this culture is part of Indonesian identity and subject of national income. As the people of Yogyakarta, I have to protect my own culture from modernization. Maybe many part of Yogyakarta has been modernizes because is has bulit many malls, big supermarkets, and cinemas. But the local culture has to still alive both physically because of the king of kraton leading and in the people of Yogyakarta’s hearts.
The local culture of Yogyakarta cannot exist until this day if there isn’t the leader of Yogykarta that didn’t understand with the people of Yogyakarta wants. But it also cannot stand longer if we as the people of Yogyakarta didn’t protect this culture. It wouldn’t still exist in the next generation if we aren’t teaching them to love our local culture. So, the leader of the Yogyakarta must be from the kingship of kraton because of the reasons above and it could help to protect the local culture of Yogyakarta.