In cooperation with the Government of Boyolali Regency, the Secretariat General and Registry Office of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia held a Colloquium of the Constitutional Court on the Constitutional System of the Republic of Indonesia for regional government administrators, community leaders, religious leaders and civics education teachers on Saturday, July 7, 2007. The colloquium which was enlivened by the performance of wayang purwa (traditional leather puppet show) telling the story of âBabad Wanamartaâ was attended by Constitutional Court Justice Dr. Harjono, S.H., MCL.
The Regent of Boyolali Drs. Sri Mulyanto on behalf of the Regional Government of Boyolali hosting the colloquium gave his speech and expressed his gratitude for the implementation of the colloquium. According to the Regent, this activity is beneficial for the general community especially for regional government administrators to understand the 1945 which has gone through amendments and also to understand the functions and authorities of the
Constitutional Court Justice Dr. Harjono, S.H., MCL as the keynote speaker in the colloquium stated that it is important for us (the community) to correctly understand the Amendment to the 1945 Constitution and the
The 1945 Constitution has been amended four times (1999 to 2002) and such amendments must be understood as a series of amendments. Along with these amendments, the state administration system has also changed. For example, there is no more the highest state institution and high state institutions differentiation as it used to be. âAll state institutions now have equal position, without the highest and high state institutions categorization any more. There is no hierarchical structure of state institutions anymore since the functions and authorities of state institutions have been functionally distributed by the 1945 Constitution,â added Harjono.
During the interactive session, colloquium participants asked many questions and gave responses. One participant, a Teacher named Srikaningsih expressed her concern that thus far the teaching of Civics Education subject (PKn) to students has faced difficulties due to the gap between the theories and the practices of state administration, and especially with the modern technology, students obtain information ahead of their teachers.
In response, Harjono explained that the
The whole colloquium program in Boyolali was finally concluded with the performance of wayang purwa in