FILM ACT TRIAL. THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT REJECTED.
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The Constitutional Court stated that the petition of Judicial Review on Film Act was rejected. The verdict was read by Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Jimly Asshiddiqie, in the session of the judicial review on Act No.8/1992 (Film Act), Wednesday (4/30).
In its conclusion, the Constitutional Court said that the current Film Act, including regulation about censorship as well as Film Censorship Organization, was not fix with the current spirit, so we needed to create a new Act which was fixer to the democratic spirit and to respect the human rights.
Even, Jimly added, to avoid the legal emptiness which created the legal uncertainty, the existence of Film Act a quo also the regulation about censorship as well as Film Censorship Organization included there, could be defended., as long as its practice done by a new spirit to obey democracy and human right, or in another words the current a quo Act  with the regulation about censorship as well as Film Censorship Organization included there done as conditionally constitutional (konstitusional bersyarat). ”So that, the existence of censorship as well as Film Censorship Organization included in the Film Act as long as it fulfills the terms is constitusional,” Jimly said.
The Film Act trial registered by number 29/PUU-V/2007 was petitioned by Annisa Nurul Shanty K., Muhammad Rivai Riza, Nur Kurniati Aisyah Dewi, Lalu Rois Amriradhiani, dan Tino Saroengallo. (Prana Patrayoga Adiputra/Kencana Suluh Hikmah)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 13:37 WIB 268