Secretary-General MK: It needs to disseminate understanding of the Constitution as supreme law

Secretary General of the Constitutional Court Janedjri M. Gaffar is closing the dialogue meeting between Constitutional Court and Puan Amal Hayati Foundation on Sunday (26/6) at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta

The community must understand and be aware of the constitution as the supreme law of the country of Indonesia. Expected with the material constitution provided at this event can be disseminated to the public. Similarly, expectations conveyed by the Secretary General of the Constitutional Court Janedjri M. Gaffar when closing meeting with between Constitutional Court and Puan Amal Hayati Foundation on Sunday (26/6).

"Through this dialogue meeting, we expect women activists from the Puan Amal Hayati Foundation to participate in circulating the constitution to public. Going forward, the more people who understand and aware constitutionally. Thus, our constitution will be the constitution of life (living constitution). Not just a beautiful writings contained in the book without meaning, " Janedjri explained in the presence of women activists from Puan Amal Hayati Foundation at Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta.

Janedjri also asked for help from the community to help keep the Court of judicial mafia began to attack. According to Janedjri, the Constitutional Court as an institution born of the 1945 changes, the court is high institution but small. "it means the High Court to have equal footing with other state high institutions, such as the president, parliament, the MPR, DPD, MA, and CPC. Meanwhile, 'small' implies that only the Constitutional Court is located in the state capital, Jakarta. Yet people of Indonesia live from Sabang to Merauke. The Court may not perform the functions and authority without public assistance. One way through meeting speech, "he explained.

On that occasion, it revealed that the authority of the Court is most vulnerable is the authority of judicial mafia infiltrated resolving the dispute over the election of regional heads. Janedjri explain many irresponsible claims to admit as an employee of the Court or judge know the constitution that promises victory to the litigants in the Court. "Until now, the decision of the Constitutional Court is still free of judicial mafia. But if the Court likened to a stone that drops of water, did not rule out the stone will be translucent. For this reason, society should help keep the Constitutional Court. Do not just be borne by the Constitutional Court," he said.

The Court, continued Janedjri, still trying to uphold justice without unduly bound by procedural law. Procedural law, according to Janedjri, means the judge a mouthpiece law, while the Court did not do so. "The Court did a lot of groundbreaking laws, among them in resolving election disputes. In Law No. 32/2004, the Court limited only complete vote count. But then, when the Constitutional Court found violation of structured, massive and systematic, then the Court will hit the legal norms. All that to enforce the substantive justice while referring to the constitution, "he said.

The theme of meeting is "Increasing Understanding of constitutional and Procedural Law Court" is also filled by some authorities. The resource persons are Harjono, Maria Farida Indrati, M. Akil Mochtar, Anwar Usman, and Hamdan Zoelva. The speaker raised the subject, among them the state system and the 1945 RI after changing the 1945 Constitution as the elaboration of Pancasila, Testing Procedure Law and the Role of Law Enforcement Organization of Women in the Constitution for the Fulfillment of Women's Civil Rights, Procedural Law and Dispute Case Study Election Results, legislative election, and General Election, Law on Political Party Dissolution and Dispute Authority of State Institutions, and the Procedural Law Breaking Opinions Authority of the House of Alleged Violations of Law by the President or Vice President.

In the third session which took place on Saturday (25 / 6), Constitutional Court Justice M.Akil Mochtar said that MK was interfered meddle through the revision of the Constitutional Court Law. According to Akil, this occurs because the Court can not be suppressed by anyone. "The Court can not be pressured by political parties. Therefore, many of which requested that the handling of disputed election returned to the High Court or District Court," he said. (Lulu Anjarsari/mh/

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 18:10 WIB 226