KAS Hearing to Court

Legal issues in Indonesia are the main material is not a matter of law, but more about law enforcement. It is delivered by Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Moh. Mahfud MD when he received an audience from the Director of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Representative to Indonesia and Timor Leste Jan Worschik in the Court House on Monday (16 / 1).

"These problems occur not related to scientific issues that are owned by the judges, but rather the problems of morality judges in Indonesia. It is not just happening in court, but also the tasks in the government bureaucracy are the problem. The bureaucracy here can not adjust to the existing law. The rule of law in a lot of bureaucracy, "said Mahfud who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Achmad Sodiki.

In these hearings, Jan suggested that KAS has a program in order to provide training on democracy, law and human rights to the students in all schools in 33 provinces throughout Indonesia. Not only that, continued Jan, KAS was also working with various parties in organizing the training for the general public. However, Jan admitted training in democracy; law and human rights were a bit difficult to do in Papua."The people of Papua is more attracted towards the discussion on HIV AIDS compared with about democracy, law and human rights," said January

In response, the Court expressed Mahfud also provide education to the people of Papua democracy through the decision of the Court. Mahfud said Achmad Sodiki had handled the case of election of Papua. "Indeed the Papuan people’s understanding of democracy is somewhat different. General elections are supposed to be confidential; it becomes not a secret because it was submitted to the chiefs. That’s what his name system and our bags at the Court appreciate that. Therefore, it is important for the people of Papua received training on democracy, law and human rights, "he explained.

Mahfud also welcomed KAS program that has been done. According to Mahfud, KAS need to conduct similar training for Islamic Boarding House leaders. "If indeed KAS interested, I can refer to their leaders," he said.

On the occasion, Jan also questioned how Indonesian citizens who feel their human rights violated to apply to the Constitutional Court. According to Mahfud, the Court has no authority to handle the constitutional complaint. "However, we at the Court seeks to campaign for constitutional complaint the Constitutional Court has the authority. It would be better if the constitutional complaint the Constitutional Court to handle than dealing with election matters because it is more important and concrete, "said Mahfud. (Lulu Anjarsari/Yazid.tr)

Monday, January 16, 2012 | 18:39 WIB 137