“Matiti Suara” Tradition Teaches Anti-Corruption Education

Preservation of Cultural Value Agency (BPNP) Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat andt Nusa Tenggara Timur in cooperation with Literature Faculty of Udayana University carried out a research and analysis on local wisdom at custom village Batur Kintamani, Bangli regency, Bali.

The research and analysis that involves one group from Unud Literature Faculty is discussed in the literature content seminar that presented two speakers, they are Prof Dr Anak Agung Bagus Wirawan and Dr Ida Bagus Rai Putra.

Rai Putra explained that the research done emphasis on four things which includes antiquity that has high functionality in the people life at Batur.

It includes Batur Lake, Batur Mountain, Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Batur temple, Bintang Danu Village, Ngusabha Ceremony, and tradition of “Matiti Suara” that could not be separated each other.

The implementation of “Matiti Suara” tradition done by the local people and Jero Kraman Bedanginan is a routine ritual in Ngusabha Desa on the Bali tenth month.

The public figures of Jero Kraman Bedanginan always remind the Hindus to do good things (dharma) and promise themselves to use their own ability so that they can go through a better life.

Rai Putra thinks that, “Matiti Suara” is full of anti-corruption education values that could keep people away from dishonest desire or corruption when they dedicate themselves for public service.

The tradition is significant to be preserved and learned as one of the local wisdom in Bali. It should be acknowledged and appreciated when Indonesia is facing corruption terror done by its people.

The essence of the reseach findings should be formulated and recommended to the decision maker or whoever needed.

Rai Putra added that through introduction, comprehension, and appreciation on the principle and value of anti-corruption education in “Matiti Suara” tradition to people in Batur Kintamani village, it could encourage anti-corruption educational value among national livelihoods.

Besides, further research on principle and value of anti-corruption education in other traditions which live and grow among Balinese is needed.

Discipline value on “Matiti Suara” tradition is obedience to regulations. The obedience value in “Matiti Suara” tradition could be seen from discipline and responsible attitudes from each group work.

The four groups consist of shopping group, cooking group, creating group, and serving food for people that is done with sincere and responsible manner, Bagus Rai Putra said.

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