MKH of The Court Hold Press Conference on Investigation Team Result

Chief Justice of The Constitutional Court, Moh. Mahfud MD, Secretary General of The Court, Janedjri M. Gaffar and Constitutional Justice Harjono a moment before holding the Press Conference to announce the result of a month work of Honorary Board of Justice (MKH) in response to the findings from Court’s Investigation Team, Friday (11/2).

Jakarta, MOnline – Honorary Board of Justice (MKH) of the Constitutional Court (The Court) held a press conference to announce their month work toward the finding of the Court’s Investigation Team on Friday, (11/2). 
At the press conference, the chief of MKH, Justice Harjono, stated that there was not any violations on ethic done by Justice H. M. Akil Mochtar. Moreover, the board also found no evidence that Justice M. Arsyad Sanusi knew and involved in a series of meeting conducted by Dirwan Mahmud, Neshawaty, and Zaimar at his residence. 
Harjono further said that despite the fact that Arsyad was innocent and not involved in that meeting, but still Arsyad ethically took responsibility for the occurance of several meetings at his residence. It was because the incident happened simultaneously and Neshawaty was his daughter while Zaimar was his brother-in-law. Makhfud who was a former subtitute registrar taking part in the meetings was a direct subordinate of Arsyad. 

"So Justice Arsyad Sanusi ethically is responsible for these incidents. Therefore, Justice Arsyad Sanusi is recommended by MKH to be given a reprimand in accordance with the provisions of the code of conduct for each of the Constitutional Court Justice as provided in The Third Principle : Integrity, Application No. 3 and No. 4, also the fourth principle : propriety and Civility, Application of Number 4 and Number 8, "said Harjono, while reading the result of the MKH.  
Harjono, who was also agreed by Chief Justice, Moh. Mahfud MD, said that beyond the problem of violations on code of ethics, criminal allegations that had been found by the Investigation Team had to be proceeded through the authorities. Harjono also promised that the Court would still continue to help the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and other law enforcement officers to be able to uncover the case. 

After the report of MKH, still in the same time, Arsyad announced his statement of resignation with respect or early retirement. The resignation was done to keep the nobility, honor, and dignity of the noble position of justices at the Constitutional Court as well as maintaining the dignity and trust to the institution of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia. 

Chief Justice, Moh. Mahfud MD after Arsyad resignation felt so emotional as well as pride. The reason was , during his tenure as Judge at Constitutional Court of Republic of Indonesia Arsyad had been working accurately and quickly. What Arsyad did, by resigning although not proven guilty according to Mahfud was noble and that was what should be done by a statesman. (Yusti Nurul Agustin/olf1z14n4)

Friday, February 11, 2011 | 15:24 WIB 249