The Islamic High School of Li Ulil Albab Pandeglang Visits the Constitutional Court

The Head of Case Administration Division of the Constitutional Court, Muhidin, received the visit of students from the Islamic High School of Li Ulil Albab, Pandeglang, on Thursday (10/21/10).

Jakarta, MKOnline – As one of the institutions exercising judicial power, the Constitutional Court always tries to do their best for justice seekers. One of the efforts is to make the Constitutional Court as a modern judicial institution. Some of the realizations are tele-hearing through video conference facility and online case registration or by facsimile.

It is as explained by the Head of Case Administration Division of the Constitutional Court, Muhidin, on Thursday afternoon (10/21), at the education and training room on the 8th floor of the Constitutional Court Building, Jakarta. “The Constitutional Court tries to facilitate citizens whose constitutional rights are impaired, thus they are not constrained by space and time,” Muhidin said continuing his explanation.

In the occasion, Muhidin received a group from the Islamic High School of Li Ulil Albab, Pandeglang visiting the Constitutional Court. “Our purpose is to find out the background, history, objective and role of the Constitutional Court,” the Principal of the Islamic High School of Li Ulil Albab, Nahrul Badri who acted as a moderator at that time, expressed.

In addition, Muhidin briefly explained about the history of the Constitutional Court, state institutional structure, the vision and mission of the Constitutional Court and some other things related to the performance of the Constitutional Court’s duties all this time. 

Since the group consists of Islamic High School students, Muhidin also tried to relate his explanation to Islamic-infused issues. According to Muhidin, the 1945 Constitution is in line with the values set out in the Koran. “The Constitution constitutes further explanation of the Koran,” he said. “Therefore, obey the Koran and the Constitution,” Muhidin instructed.

In addition, Muhidin also provided some examples of the decisions of the Constitutional Court which cause controversy. He exemplified some cases of dispute over the result of Regional Head General Election handled by the Constitutional Court, which ended with the petition of the Petitioner being granted. According to Muhidin, although by rule, the Constitutional Court only settles dispute over the result of vote acquisition, in practice, the Constitutional Court may adjudicate violations occurred during Regional Head General Elections.

“If a systematic, structured and massive violation occurred and proven, will the Constitutional Court let it be? Certainly not, the Constitutional Court must enforce justice. In the end, a calculator does not become the means of seeking justice at the Constitutional Court,” he clarified. “What is the means? Of course, the constitution” (Dodi/mh)    

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