Chairman of Court Open Meeting with Puan Amal Hayati

Chairman of the Court Moh. Mahfud MD spoke with Chairman of Puan Amal Hayati Foundation Shinta Nuriyah Wahid, at the opening of the Dialogue Meeting between Constitutional Court with Puan Amal Hayati Foundation on Friday (24 / 6) at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta.

Indonesia was the nation's constitutional life of seriously ill. It needed movement of people to save the nation and country. It was delivered by Chairman of the Constitutional Court (MK) Moh. Mahfud MD. He opened the dialogue meeting between the Court with Puan Amal Hayati Foundation on Friday (24/6). The event was also attended by Chairman of the Foundation, Puan Amal Hayati Shinta Nuriyah Wahid, Secretary General of the Constitutional Court Janedjri M. Gaffar, along with women activists from the Puan Amal Hayati Foundation.

"The four pillars of democracy were the legislative, executive, judiciary and the press and NGOs, three of whom are experiencing a crisis. They were decaying. The three were legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Therefore, it takes the fourth pillar (the press, NGOs, and society, ed.) to save the nation and this country, "said Mahfud at the event which took place at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta.

Mahfud told the three pillars of democracy had seriously ill with the disease ravaged the malignant corruption. For this reason, continued Mahfud, the four pillars that are still healthy should be united and keep fighting. "The struggle will require long periods of time. It must be patient. If not patient, then this country could be dismissed. This struggle may not see results immediately," he said.

According to Mahfud, in this regard the constitution as a guide in the role of state and society is very important. Mahfud also said that the need for balance in running the constitutional and religious life. "Nobody cannot lived in Indonesia to avoid such a double life; constitutional life and religious life. They are like shoes that complement each other. It will be determined the forward direction of this nation," he explained.

On the occasion, Chairman of the Foundation Puan Amal Hayati Intersection speech reveals a strategic momentum for the Court as an institution representing the country as well as Puan Amal Hayati Foundation as part of the community. "With events like these, can be synergistic and integral relationship between state and society. The advantage for the Court to closer relations with the community in providing an understanding to the public about the constitution and the rule of law," he said.

Rally speech that lasted for 3 days (24 to 26 June 2011) is the theme of "Improved understanding of constitutional and Procedural Law Court. Harjono, Hamdan Zoelva, and Anwar Usman, and Akil Mochtar presented the material in the meeting.  (Lulu Anjarsari/mh/Yazid)

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