Bamsoet says the law in Indonesia is blunt

NATIONAL INFO – Chairman of the PR MPR, Bambang Soesatyo or Bamsoet, is concerned about the fate of the law in Indonesia, which is becoming more boring by the day. According to him, the bluntness of the law will reduce the level of law and order.

He said that the evidence of the bluntness of the knife of Indonesian law has become very clear recently, when the public has been exposed to or had to witness law enforcement agencies displaying rivalry in the public sphere with real actions that are very disappointing and worrying.

“Moreover, the blurring of the legal face of this nation-state has also been interspersed with acts of implementation of the law that are only in accordance with its legal perspective and interpretation,” he said.

According to him, the public sees and knows that corruption is becoming more and more widespread. However, only one or two cases of corruption are treated seriously by the legal system.

In contrast, a number of other corruption cases were responded to by the same system with minimalist behavior. It is logical that many communities believe that there is selective retrenchment by justice system implementers in response to various cases in the public eye.

“Destruction of law enforcement is often carried out by individuals. “For example, manipulating the case construction by turning innocent people into perpetrators and suspects,” he said.

According to him, criminal acts targeting civilians at the grassroots level are very widespread. From the increase in road robberies, illegal parking and illegal charges, terror and intimidation of thousands of online loans or online loan customers.

Almost every day, residents of various cities become victims of robberies. Residents from various communities continue to be victims of illegal charges, for example, the street vendor community, the public transportation community, and the truck driver community.

Unable to bear the unfair treatment of unscrupulous officers on the road, Bamsoet said, Friday afternoon, June 14, 2024, hundreds of freight drivers who are members of the Indonesian Driver Empowerment House (RBPI) carried out an action in front of the Bekasi City Transport Service (Dishub) office .

Pinjol customers who are victims of terror and intimidation by debt collectors are further evidence of a community unprotected by the justice system. The number of cases is not small.


According to Bamsoet, a report once stated that there were 39,866 complaints about victims of illegal borrowing in the period January 2022 – January 2024. For example, in early 2023, the Financial Services Authority (OJK) noted that the most victims of illegal borrowing were the teaching community (42 percent) and victims of disconnection from work (21 percent), housewives 18 percent, employees 9 percent. Other victims include the community of traders, students and online motorcycle taxi drivers.

Bamsoet said a financial planning expert even revealed that some millennial and Gen-Z communities had become ensnared in loans and fraudulent investments.

OJK also noted that about 30 to 40 percent of victims of fraudulent investments are millennials and Gen-Z. This fact is new evidence that explains the legal system's failure to protect Pinjol customers when debt collectors use terror and intimidation in filing bills.

“From the various facts about the problems surrounding people's daily lives, at least two conclusions can be drawn, namely that the legal system has not worked effectively, or that the legal system has worked, but the blade of law enforcement has been blunted or dulled. ” he said.

He said that these two conclusions must be confronted with the public perception of recent times about the level of law and order. He said the notes that emerged left him feeling disappointed, full of complaints and even feeling unprotected. As if helpless, the public can only be concerned as they see and feel the increasingly blunt blade of law enforcement.

He said all state institutions must respond with full wisdom to disruptions of public justice, especially institutions that have the power to enforce the law.

“The country's legal system is absolutely good. “The legal system comprises various rules and regulations made and agreed upon to regulate various aspects of the life of society for the public good,” he said.

Bamsoet said: This good goal will be realized if all rules and regulations in the legal system are observed, implemented and if sanctions are imposed on anyone who violates the relevant rules and regulations.

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