Pansel Filed I Gede Palguna and Yuliandri as MK Judge Candidates Replacing Hamdan Zoelva
After going through a series of selection stages, among others; ranging from the selection of interviews, searches a track record by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Center for Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis (PPATK), as well as medical tests at Army Hospital (RSPAD) Jakarta, the Selection Committee (Pansel) convey 2 (two) constitutional judge names to replace Hamdan Zoelva as Judge of the Constitutional Court (MK).
Chairman of Pansel of Constitutional Judge, Prof. Saldi Isra, accompanied by all members of the Pansel, i.e. Prof. Maruarar Siahaan, Prof. Refli Aaron, Prof. Harjono, Prof. Todung Mulya Lubis, Prof. Widodo Ekatjahjana, and Prof. Satya Arinanto mentioning that the two names which submitted to the President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), are: I Dewa Gede Palguna and Yuliandri.
“We did not directly decide the two names, but through a discussion, whether the criteria required by the Constitutional Court (MK) today. Therefore, we are looking for on the basis of the needs and the three criteria that we set, “Saldi Isra said in a press statement after giving two names to the President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (5/1).
Three criteria that defined, according Saldi Isra, are integrity, capability, and independence.
Furthermore, according to Saldi Isra, President Jokowi will consider these two names, and assign a name in the Presidential Decree, which was scheduled, on Wednesday (7/1), at the State Palace, Jakarta, President Jokowi will inaugurate one of two names submitted by the Pansel as a judge of the Constitutional Court (MK).
After Pansel of MK Judge determines I Dewa Gede Palguna and Yuliandri as Judge candidates of Constitutional Court (MK), which were submitted to President Jokowi, then the expectations of other three candidates constitutional judges who participated on the second phase, namely: Imam Anshori Saleh, Aidul Fitriaciada Azhari, and Indra Perwira, finally vanished.
I Dewa Palgunadi, is a lecturer of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Udayana, Bali, was once the constitutional judges of MK, through the House of Representatives for a period of 2003-2008. While, Yuliandri is Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of Andalas, Padang, West Sumatra. (Humas Setkab/WID/ES)