When 4 Retired TNI Generals ‘Go Down the Mountain’ Sue IKN Law to MK


Dozens of people have sued the National Capital City Law (IKN) to the Constitutional Court (MK) because it is considered formally flawed. As of Thursday (3/2) night, 75 names have joined and the number is still growing.

Of the 75 names, there were four retired generals, activists, professors, academics, religious leaders, and politicians. These names are members of the National Axis of State Sovereignty (PNKN).

“It is true that there are four (retired generals),” said the petitioner’s attorney, Viktor Santoso Tandiasa, when contacted, Friday (4/2/2022).

The four were General (Ret.) Tyasno Sudarto, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Suharto, Major General (Ret.) Soenarko, and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Yayat Sudrajat. Tyasno was the Army Chief of Staff from 1999-2000. Previously he was the Head of Bais TNI and Pangdam Diponegoro.

Meanwhile, Major General Soenarko was born on December 1, 1953 and served as Danjen Kopassus. Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Suharto was born on December 2, 1947 and is the Commander of the 12th Marine Corps. Lt. Gen. Suharto graduated from the Naval Academy (AAL) in 1969. Then he continued Sesko in 1992.

Then who is Lieutenant General (Ret.) Yayat Sudrajat? His last position in the military was Head of the 2015-2016 TNI Strategic Intelligence Agency (Bais) and afterwards became Sesmenko Polhukam 2016-2017.

Yayat is also noted to have been the Director of Counter Terrorism, Deputy of Counter Intelligence at BIN. Currently he is active in politics by sitting at the helm of the Berkarya Party.

In consideration of the administrative needs of the lawsuit registration, the legal team only listed 12 names on the application list because the registration was pressed for time. The number will increase because the PNKN team is still opening registration for people who want to join the lawsuit against the IKN Law to the Constitutional Court.

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“There could still be more,” said Viktor

In his application, Viktor stated that there were many formal defects in the IKN Law. One of them was not included in the RPJM but was instead passed by the DPR.

The administration of President Joko Widodo has twice formulated the Medium-Term Development Plan as stated in Presidential Regulation Number 2 of 2015 concerning the 2015-2019 National Medium-Term Development Plan and Presidential Regulation No. 18 of 2020 concerning the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan.

“As a planning document that has a constitutional value, Law Number 17 of 2007 has not yet formulated a development plan for the State Capital (IKN),” said Viktor Santoso Tandiasa.

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Read the list of 75 names of residents who have contested the IKN Law on the next page