» Indonesia must urge UNSC to investigate US missile attacks on Syria's Shayrat air base » Reading Trump's "fraudulent allegations" against Indonesia » Plutocracy: Tyranny will lead to resistance » North Korea's nuclear program a diplomatic war between Trump and Jinping in Florida » A reunification toward Korean crisis settlement must engage six countries (North Korea, South Korea, United States, China, Russia and Japan)

By: Ahya Firmansyah
Trust the Legal Process 100%

The development of the Defending Islamic rally should be stopped. No more rally is required. The demonstrators no longer have any reason for rally as their demands are met. On this matter, Police Chief Tito Karnavian already made an official statement that this case should be entrusted to the legal procedures so it will not harm the law itself, because we are a law-based state where the law must be upheld. Ahok case has been handed over to the Attorney General for further process and trial. The fact that Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) is not detained although he was named suspect, is due to his candidacy in the 2017 election, and therefore he has the right to hold campaign until there is a verdict.

Considering his candidacy, the Police will let Ahok use his rights as a governor candidate. As a good citizen we must respect this decision. A governor candidate will only lose his rights if he was proven guilty in a crime by the court formally (inkracht van gewijsde). To note, the General Elections Commission Regulation (PKPU), No. 9, 2016, article 88 paragraph 1 item b states: "The Candidate Pair proven convicted a felony punishable of imprisonment for a minimum of 5 (five) years or more under a court decision that has had permanent legal force, prior to voting day. "

Peace, tranquility, and our survival as a nation are more important.  Such rally might have disturbed the people who did not join the action and have entirely trusted the proceeding to the authorities. Thus, the next rally should not be created. Do not let us disturb each other in society.

We know that Jakarta as the capital is a busy city. If these actions continue, the society will be impacted. Without any demonstration, Jakarta is already jammed, this will create a detriment for the other party. In fact, the demands of the demonstrators have been met. Police has other cases to deal with, not just this blasphemy case that indeed has been processed and is in progress.

The law enforcement in the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) can now be said to be fairly in a mess. The whole country is stormy just because of one case, namely the case of blasphemy committed by Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok (Governor Candidate of DKI) in which creating friction (domino effect) in all aspects of state and making other problems that hit the country be neglected. The Police Chief is busy explaining to the media about the Ahok case in order to maintain stability and security of the state.

On the other hand, there are those who take advantage of this case to make the state becomes chaotic and fragmented. It can also disrupt our economy that today is also not in a good condition. The Government is now aggressively fixing the economy by issuing Tax Amnesty policy to increase the income of the country. The rally, however, will pose a negative effect towards the economy. So, let the legal process continue and we wait for the results. NKRI is ours, do not harm it with our own interests, and respect the interests of others who also own this country.

Social, Politics, and Environmental observer.

Related Article
» Preventing ISIS from coming into South East Asia
» Did the 212 Rally Change Indonesian Political Map?
» 1001 Ways Uniting Nations: Another Side of “Defending Islam” Rally
» The Record on the spectacular action of the Suicide Bombers


Advance Search

   Hot Isue»
Reports of world class athletes' doping allegations potentially used as a political tool to destroy the reputation of competitors' athletes

ASEAN could defeat both America and Europe

The US military maneuvers in the Korean Peninsula must immediately be resisted by the Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and political and security stakeholders

Questioning the feasibility of Indonesia-Ukraine defense cooperation

China plays environmental issues to destroy its business competitors in nuclear technology sector in Indonesia

Seeking South Korea-North Korea peaceful solutions inspired from 1955 Bandung Declaration

Read More »
Cuba is ‘huge opportunity’ for U.S. travel companies, BCG says

Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's president, vows to unify bruised country

No talk of Papua at Press Freedom Day

Indonesian Student Association holds cultural festival in Manchester

Reading Trump's "fraudulent allegations" against Indonesia

Plutocracy: Tyranny will lead to resistance

North Korea's nuclear program a diplomatic war between Trump and Jinping in Florida

Indonesia's first female clerics congress to feature international speakers

UN head calls for political settlement to end Yemen crisis

China launches first home-made aircraft carrier

Read More »
   Book Review
Author : Hendrajit, Dkk
Japanese Militarism : Japan, Between Love And Resentment

A book entitled Japanese Militarism and Its War Crimes in Asia Pacific Region (Hendrajit, ed) was recently sent to me, by the publisher, The Global Future Institute. No doubt, this book made me re-think and recollect my trip to Japan in 1996. At that time, I was warmly received by Japanese families who became my host, invited to travel to various places, and bought souvenirs. The psycological effect of my short visit is that it is hard to imagine that the Japanese people were cruel ones, perpetrators of the massacre of our ancestors, raping Indonesian girls, making them as prostitutes and enslaving our grandfathers to work on various projects.

Read More »