Chief Justice of Constitutional Court Attended President State Speech of the 66th RI Anniversary

Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK), Moh. Mahfud MD, and Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Achmad Sodiki, attended the State Speech of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in order to welcome the 66th Anniversary of RI, at the House of People’s Consultative Assembly / Parliament / Council of Regional Representatives, Jakarta, Tuesday (16 / 8). The event was organized cooperation between the House of Representatives and Regional Representative Council was attended by Vice President Boediono, President of the 3rd RI, BJ Habibie, Vice President of the RI-6, Tri Sutrisno, and Vice President of the 10th Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, and leaders of the state, ambassadors and representatives of friendly countries.

In his address, the President said that today and in the future people of Indonesia must make sense of independence with the innermost essence. Independence is not just a release from oppression, but also encouraged to work harder. Independence is not just a special event held every year, but also makes the people of Indonesia together to settle the problems of the nation and state.

"Independence is a bridge, to confirm the Indonesian state and nation a fairer, more prosperous, more superior and more dignified," said the President.

In addition to convey the essence of Independence Day, the President in his speech also highlighted the global situation that hit the world. He told that today the world faces uncertain global situation, including the debt crisis in several countries in Europe and shocks in the United States economy, and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Japan’s economic recovery is still not post tsunamis, as well as fluctuations the world community about the food and energy. According to the President, even if economic stability is maintained and improved economic growth, the President expects us to be vigilant and remain alert to the negative impact of deteriorating global situation can be anticipated carefully.

Furthermore, the President said that Indonesia has the experience to overcome the crisis during 2008 and 2009 with the hard work of all parties and through fiscal policies that remain, so that the Indonesian nation can show the world that Indonesia managed to overcome the impact of the crisis. "I believe the experience of overcoming the crisis will bring salvation to this country," said the President.

Before the State Address on the President to say, the event was opened by the Chairman of DPD Irman Gusman, accompanied by Chairman of House of Representatives Marzuki Alie. And, in his speech, Irman said that in political life, the choice of a system that was never taken to guarantee people’s rights are met and the region. While conflict symptoms and violence still occurs in many areas, the rights of marginalized groups, and children feel like neglected. All of these issues, according to Irman, require precise formulations, such as social security policy.

According Irman, the condition was created, probably because it has not guaranteed equality before the law, legal protection, legal certainty and fair, both materially and procedurally. "It’s caused among other indications of an affair between law and politics, as reported by the media," he explained.

However, according to Irman, whatever difficulties and obstacles faced by Indonesia in the Big Dipper riding this nationalist will never make people pessimistic. "So, let’s make this joint session, as the moment of awakening to our flag in our hearts, even though a lot of color, but will eventually converge in two color; red and white, which is always raging in our hearts," pleaded Irman. (Shohibul Umam / mh/

Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 09:19 WIB 184