Don’t Insult State Institutions, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 27 Mei 2019
Category: News
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President Jokowi answers reporters’ questions after attending the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) National Gathering and Iftar dinner with orphans, in Jakarta, Sunday (26/5). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat).

President Jokowi answers reporters’ questions after attending the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) National Gathering and Iftar dinner with orphans, in Jakarta, Sunday (26/5). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat).

Responding to a statement that the Constitutional Court (MK) should not be a ‘calculator institution’, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo called on all parties not to insult state institutions.

“Don’t degrade any state institution. I don’t think that’s good. The institutions are established based on our constitution to maintain public trust,” President Jokowi told the press after attending the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) National Gathering and Iftar dinner with orphans, in Jakarta, Sunday (26/5).

Furthermore, the President stated that the Constitutional Court is the guardian of the constitution which is the main foundation for the establishment of the state. Therefore, insults to such institution are not allowed.

“You may not insult them,” he added.

President Jokowi expressed hope that the nation’s political elites would set a good example in respecting Indonesia’s state administration and upholding the national constitution. (BPMI Setpres/ES)

 

 

Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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