President Jokowi Inaugurates Muhammad Syarifuddin as Chief Justice
Date 30 April 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated Muhammad Syarifuddin as the new Chief of the Supreme Court (MA) for the 2020-2025 term, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (30/4).
The inauguration is based on Decree of President of the Republic of Indonesia Number 41/P of 2020 on the Honorable Discharge of Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for Judicial Affairs and Appointment of Chief of the Supreme Court which was promulgated by President Jokowi in Jakarta on 21 April 2020.
The inauguration ceremony was begun with reverberation of the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” and followed by the recitation of the Presidential Decree by Secretary to Minister of State Secretary Setya Utama.
Muhammad Syarifuddin then took oath of office before President Jokowi. Afterwards, he signed the inauguration ceremony minutes and received congratulations from President Jokowi and guests attending the ceremony.
For the record, Muhammad Syarifuddin was elected as the Chief Justice for the 2020-2025 term through a two-round voting system casted in a Plenary Meeting on the Election of Chief Justice that was attended by 47 Supreme Justices. (TGH/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany S
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana