Make Sure Jokowi Doesn’t Intervene in the Decision of the Central Jakarta District Court on Postponing the Election, Moeldoko: There’s No Relationship with the Government! – Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko ensured that President Joko Widodo or Jokowi would not intervene in the decision of the Central Jakarta District Court regarding the postponement of the 2024 election process. He said that the authority for general election affairs rests with the General Election Commission (KPU).

“The president will not intervene, definitely not. Elections are KPU affairs,” said Moeldoko at the KPK’s Red and White Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (8/3/2023).

He said the postponement of elections had nothing to do with the government, but the relationship between political parties and the judiciary.

“What was commented on? This has nothing to do with the government. This is the relationship between political parties and the courts,” he said.

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“So it has nothing to do with the government. So I want to comment that it is irrelevant,” Moeldoko added.

DPR Asks KY to Examine Judges

Previously, Commission III of the DPR RI asked the Supervisory Board of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia and the Judicial Commission (KY) to immediately examine the judges at the Central Jakarta District Court who handled the Prima Party lawsuit until the KPU order issued a decision to postpone the election.

According to Deputy Chairman of Commission III DPR Adies Kadir, judges need to be examined because their decisions have exceeded their authority. It is safe to say that matters related to the postponement of elections are not within the realm of the district court, let alone the authority of the district court.

“If necessary (judges) are shamed first. Judges like this should not be placed in Central Jakarta-class PNs, only placed outside Java,” Adies said in his statement, Friday (3/3/2023).

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Adies said the judges were not sensitive to the country’s conditions and current political developments, so their decision only reaped polemics.

“Making new noise and making the credibility of the MA RI, which is improving, has become a bad conversation again,” Adies said.

Masses from the Adil Makmur (Prima) People's Party rallied in front of the KPU Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (14/12/2022). [ANTARA FOTO/Aditya Pradana Putra].Masses from the Adil Makmur (Prima) People’s Party rallied in front of the KPU Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (14/12/2022). [ANTARA FOTO/Aditya Pradana Putra].

He emphasized that the district court does not have the authority to decide on postponement of elections. As for matters related to elections, they are the domain and authority of the State Administrative Court as well as election organizers starting from the KPU, Bawaslu, DKPP and or decisions of the DPR RI and the government if there are crucial matters.

He said the court only decided cases related to the plaintiff and the defendant.

“If the KPU is deemed wrong, it will only punish to reclassify the party that objected. Not punish all political parties that have nothing to do with causing the loss of other political parties participating in the election,” said Adies.

Adies himself is not unaware that judges have the right to decide cases without intervention.

“But it has to be in accordance with justice based on Belief in the One and Only God. Not based on one’s own wishes or the wishes of those who ask,” said Adies.

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