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Last week former presidents B.J. Habibie and Megawati Sukarnoputri expressed concern that pancasila had lost its prominence.
Last month, leading political and judicial figures, including the president, warned that "pancasila has been sidelined from people's way of life."
Indonesia's tradition of pluralism, enshrined in its state ideology "pancasila," is now under increasing threat.
Many of these believers are too young to have taken part in the political system or been indoctrinated in pancasila.
For his three decades in power, Suharto brutally enforced allegiance to the national mythology of pancasila -- the "five principles" of civility, national unity, democracy, social justice and belief in one God.
In order to conform to the first of the five pancasila principles that structure the philosophical basis of the Indonesian state – namely, belief in the one and only God – Indonesian Buddhists have asserted that Adibuddha is the Buddhist equivalent of God.