Rearranging Parking Space, The Constitutional Court Signs Mou With Three Institutions

Today, Thursday, 1 February 2007 the Constitutional Court, Ministry of Infromation and Informatics, State Ministry of the Development of Disadvantaged Regions, Ministry of Women Empowerment sign a memorandum of understanding concerning the rearrangement of parks and spaces within the area of government office premises on Jalan Medan Merdeka No. 6-7 and Jalan Abdul Muis No. 7, Jakarta Pusat. The event which was attended by Constitutional Justices, the Court Secretary General and the Court employees took place on 4th floor of the Court building.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Secretary General of the Constitutional Court who acted for and on behalf of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia. The Ministry of Communication and Informatics was represented by Dr. Ir. Ashwin Sasongko, M.Sc, its Secretary General while the State Ministry of the Development of Disadvantaged Regions and State Ministry of Women Empowerment were respectively represented by Ir. Rachmat Tatang Bachruddin, Secretary to the Minister of the Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Dr. Ir. Koensatwanto Inpasihardjo, Dipl., H.E., M.Sc, Secretary to the State Minister of Women Empowerment of the Republic of Indonesia.

As stipulated in Article 1 (1) of the Memorandum concerning purposes and objectives, this arrangement is intended as an effort to establish togetherness and orderliness of vehicles parking and the beauty of the area of government office and institutions located on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat No. 6-7 and Jalan Abdul Muis No. 7, Jakarta Pusat.

In his speech, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Prof. Dr. Jimly Asshiddiqie, stated that parking is a trivial but important matter that detailed arrangement thereof is necessary. According to Jimly, before solving big problems one needs to settle small stuff. “Moreover, in such a condition where the state still needs to make some improvements, even changes in state administration system. I think this is the first time in this republic that state ministries and institutions have arranged parking matters in details,” Jimly elaborated.

Prof. Jimly also responded to a situation where there are still a few state institutions which are trapped within the segmentation of institutional egoism and heroism. This happens because each institution tries to hide their weaknesses or even irregularities. “Each government office or state institution should be willing to cooperate in doing small things up to matters of great importance without obstructing their professional duties. When it concerns the authority, each should act independently,” Jimly added. (Helmi Kasim)

Thursday, February 01, 2007 | 17:22 WIB 489