Two foreign citizens named Indra Jonas Rapp from Germany and Michael Romeo Lorenti Jr from America became legally Indonesian citizens. Two of them participated in the inauguration and taking the official oath by the Head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Bali, Jamaruli Manihuruk, at the Dharmawangsa Hall of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Bali, on Monday (22/3).
“We hope that the entry of these two foreign nationals to become Indonesian citizens will be an opportunity for them to serve the Indonesian state,” said Jamaruli.
In the inauguration process, the activity began with the reading of the Presidential Decree of the Republic of Indonesia Number 1 / PWI of 2021 concerning the Granting of Applications for Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia which was stipulated in Jakarta on February 12, 2021, by President Joko Widodo.
Then, it was followed by taking an oath by the Head of the Bali Ministry of Law and Human Rights to the two foreigners who were accompanied by clergy. After taking the oath, the two foreigners were signed and witnessed by two witnesses from the respective representatives of the Village or Sub-district Head and the Immigration division.
Indra Jonas Rapp was previously a German citizen who was born in Denpasar on November 25, 1989. The father of Indra Jonas Rapp is Indonesian. Currently, Jonas has a Bungalow in the Penebel area, Tabanan Regency.
Michael Romeo Lorenti Jr. previously was an American citizen who was born in New York, May 24, 1972. Michael has been living in Bali for 23 years and has a skincare product manufacturing business.
Jamaruli also said that the two foreign nationals who were legally Indonesian citizens had to devote themselves to the country and know the manners and social structures in Indonesia.
He also mentioned that Michael also had 185 Indonesian citizens working for his company.
“This is a very positive thing, of course. Plus later other jobs will also absorb more human resources. This dedication is an important thing. We hope that Michael can play a role in the development of education and socio-culture in this country. “he said.