President Jokowi Inaugurates Constitutional History Center

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 22 Desember 2014
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President Jokowi Inaugurates Constitutional History Center

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK) Hamdan Zoelva, inaugurated the Constitutional History Center located in the ground floor hall of the Constitutional Court Building, on Friday morning (19/12).

In addition to signing the commemorative plaque to mark the center’s inauguration, in this event, President Jokowi also visited the other parts of the center which are located in the 5th and 6th floors of the Constitutional Court Building.

In his explanation, Secretary General of the Constitutional Court Janedjri M. Gaffar said that the Constitutional History Center is established to build and heighten public awareness of their nation’s history. It is expected that in turn, this awareness will encourage constructive public participation in building a culture of constitutional awareness.

“These educational facilities with an area of 1462.5 square meters consist of eight zones which document chronologically and systematically the dynamics of the course of our constitutional history and the development of the Constitutional Court through a harmonious blend of information, art, and technology,” Janedjri said.

The area in 5th floor is divided into 7 zones, namely the Pre-Independence zone, the Independence zone, the 1945 Constitution (UUD 1945) zone, the Republic of the United States of Indonesia (RIS) zone, the Temporary 1950 Constitution zone, the Re-enactment of the 1945 Constitution zone, and the last, the Amendments to the 1945 Constitution zone. Each of those zones displays historical collection coming from the respective eras, like the diorama describing the meeting organized by the Indonesian Independence Preparation Committee (PPKI) which once served as one of the initial stages leading to Indonesia’s independence.

Meanwhile, in the 6th floor, visitors can observe in-depth historical information concerning the Constitutional Court. The last zone of the Constitutional History Center displays various things which once inspired the establishment of the Constitutional Court as a constitutional-judicial institution, important events in the development of the Constitutional Court, and important decisions which contributed significantly to Indonesians’ aspiration to shape Indonesia into a democratic-constitutional country.

Secretary General of the Constitutional Court Janedjri M. Gaffar asserted that after its inauguration, the Constitutional History Center will open for the public, free of charge.

The inauguration of the Constitutional History Center was attended by, among others, Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, Attorney General Prasetyo, Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) M. Hatta Ali, Minister of State Secretariat Pratikno, Speaker of the House of Regional Representatives (DPD) Irman Gusman, and Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK) Hamdan Zoelva. (Humas Setkab/ES)

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