Petitioner of Keppres on S. Kalimantan Governor’s Appointment Absent

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Deputy Chief Justice Aswanto (panel chair) opening the petition revision hearing of the interagency authority dispute regarding the dismissal of South Kalimantan acting governor and the ratification of the appointment of South Kalimantan governor-deputy governor, Tuesday (11/23/2021). Photo by Humas MK.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 18:12 WIB

JAKARTA, Public Relations—The Constitutional Court (MK) held another hearing for the interagency authority dispute (SKLN) over the Presidential Decree (Keppres) of the Republic of Indonesia No. 105/P of 2021 on the Dismissal of the Acting Governor of South Kalimantan and the Ratification of the Appointment of Governor and Deputy Governor of South Kalimantan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. The petition No. 2/SKLN-XIX/2021 was filed by Khairil Anwar. At the hearing chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Aswanto, the Petitioner was absent but submitted evidence P-1.

“According to the Registrar’s Office’s records, the Petitioner was summoned accordingly, but he was absent. Despite that, he submitted evidence P-1. [The Court] authorized and examined it and it is considered complete,” said Deputy Chief Justice Aswanto alongside Constitutional Justices Manahan M. P. Sitompul and Daniel Yusmic P. Foekh.

Also read: Presidential Decree on Inauguration of South Kalimantan Governor Challenged 

At the preliminary hearing on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the Petitioner requested that the keppress be annulled because when the governor and deputy governor of South Kalimantan was inaugurated, he litigating in the South Kalimantan gubernatorial election dispute case in the Constitutional Court No. 151/PHP.GUB-XIX/2021. He registered the petition under the registration No. 42/PAN.ONLINE/2021 on August 25, 2021 at 10:44 WIB or 2 hours 46 minutes before the inauguration at 13.30 WIB on the same day.

He wished for the appointment be delayed, awaiting his case in the Constitutional Court.

Writer        : Utami Argawati
Editor        : Nur R.
PR            : Tiara Agustina
Translator  : Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

Translation uploaded on 11/24/2021 10:28 WIB

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