TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – News that has caught the attention of many readers until this morning, including the Chairman of the DPD RI, AA La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti, asking the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to stop the discourse on postponing the 2024 General Election. Then, the former Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) activist, Tama Satrya Langkun admits that he has officially joined the Perindo Party. Here’s a summary:
1. La Nyalla Asks Luhut to Stop Discourse on 3 Periods of President and Postpone Elections
The chairman of the DPD RI, AA La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti, asked the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to stop the discourse of postponing the 2024 election.
“For the good of the nation and state, I remind Coordinating Minister Luhut not to continue this polemic. In addition to violating state regulations, this polemic endangers the Indonesian nation. There are indications of public anger if this continues,” La Nyalla said in a written statement, Sunday, April 3, 2022.
La Nyalla said, based on the big data analysis owned by his institution, the tendency of the public to be happy with Jokowi’s 3-term declaration has decreased from 28 percent to 23 percent.
“The support given by several village heads yesterday, for the Joko Widodo administration to be continued for three terms, actually reduced the level of community excitement for the same issue,” he said.
At the same time, said La Nyalla, public sentiment is being stirred up by economic problems. “Based on DPD RI’s big data monitoring, the increase in the prices of basic necessities and the planned increase in 3 kg LPG increased people’s feelings of fear by 10 percent,” he said.
He also said that there was a potential for increased public anger about Jokowi’s 3-term declaration.
“Last March I reminded Luhut about the claims of 110 million social media users discussing the postponement of the 2024 election and the potential for public anger. At that time, the public angry emotion score reached 8 percent. Now the public anger score has increased to 12 percent,” La Nyalla said.
He said, if the score for this potential public anger continues to increase, it is possible that the demonstrations on the streets will expand.
“We see students starting to move down the street. This shows that the indicators used by the DPD RI are in accordance with the facts on the ground. If the plan to postpone the 2024 election continues, the level of public anger could be even more widespread,” said La Nyalla.
Voices supporting the idea of ”Jokowi for 3 Periods” were replayed at the Apdesi National Gathering at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The event was attended by President Joko Widodo or Jokowi. In addition, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan – who was lined up to be the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Central Executive Board of Apdesi was also attended.
Rumors then spread that the declaration was Luhut’s directive. Luhut’s spokesman, Jodi Mahardi, denied that his boss gave the order. “There is no order, in fact it is forbidden to make a statement on an extension or three periods. Yes, if there is something spontaneous, it’s natural, the name is also a popular president. It’s the same as the president’s visit to the region, like being shouted at for three periods or an extension,” said Jodi, Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Jokowi’s 3rd Period Agenda is a continuation of the idea of postponing the 2024 general election that was launched by three general chairmen of pro-government parties since last February. They are Muhaimin Iskandar from the National Awakening Party, Airlangga Hartarto from the Golkar Party, and Zulkifli Hasan from the National Mandate Party. Even though he has stated that he is complying with the constitution, President Jokowi does not reject the idea.
“The issue of Jokowi’s three-term discourse will not be resolved as long as Jokowi is still shy but willing and his teams mobilize community support. This issue will divide society,” said Executive Director of Indonesia Political Review, Ujang Komarudin, Sunday, April 3, 2022.
2. Former ICW Activist Tama S. Langkun Explains 2 Reasons for Joining the Perindo Party
Former Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) activist, Tama Satrya Langkun admits that he has officially joined the Perindo Party. Tama was appointed as Chairman of the DPP Perindo Party for Law and Human Rights (HAM) as well as the National Spokesperson for the Perindo Party. “That’s right,” said Tama via text message, Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Tama explained at least two reasons for joining the Perindo Party. First, he wants to bring the big idea of eradicating corruption into political parties and change the public’s perception of political parties which are attached to a corrupt stigma.
“In this case, Mr. Harry Tanoe through the Perindo Party has provided ample opportunity for me, to play an active role in moving the party by holding the values of integrity, transparency and accountability,” he said.
Second, he views the Perindo Party as a new forum for struggle. “In accordance with the fields and expertise that I have been involved in so far, hopefully the Perindo Party can offer solutions to the problems faced by the community, both in terms of legal issues, eradicating corruption, and protecting the rights of victims,” he said.
Secretary General of Perindo, Ahmad Rofiq, also confirmed Tama’s joining the Perindo Party. “It’s been official since a few days ago,” he said.
Tama was inaugurated by the Chairperson of the Perindo Party, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, at the Perindo Party DPP Office, Jakarta, Friday, April 1, 2022.
Tama S. Langkun has worked at ICW for approximately 12 years. After that, he worked as an expert at the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) since 2021. Until the end of March 2022, Tama was still working at LPSK, before finally joining Perindo in early April.
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