Gov’t Respects Ethics Council’s Authority on KPU Chair’s Dismissal

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 4 Juli 2024
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo delivers press statement to the journalists after visiting Regional General Hospital (RSUD) in South Sulawesi, Thursday (07/04). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Muchlis Jr)

Following the dismissal of Chairperson of the General Election Commission (KPU) Hasyim Asy’ari, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated that the Government respects the decision made by the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) on the issue.

“The Government honors the DKPP’s authority in reaching the decision,” President Jokowi said in his press statement after visiting Regional General Hospital (RSUD) in Sinjai regency, South Sulawesi, Thursday (07/04).

According to the President, the Government will constantly oversee the upcoming regional election process to ensure a fair and smooth democratic process for all Indonesian people.

“The Government will also ensure that the regional elections proceed smoothly, honestly, and fairly,” the President said.

On that occassion, the Head of State underscored that the documents related to the dismissal of the KPU Chairperson are still being processed.

“The Presidential Decree has not reached my desk yet,” the President remarked.

For the record, DKPP found Hasyim Asy’ari guilty of engaging in immoral acts toward a member of the Overseas Election Committee (PPLN) in The Hague, Netherlands.

In a public decision session, the agency Wednesday (07/03) announced its decision to dismiss Hasyim from his position as Chairperson and member of the KPU. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (RIF/LW)

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