Jokowi said about the presidential decree dismissing Hasyim Asy’ari, which was never published

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko Widodo or Jokowi said he would immediately sign a presidential decree (Keppres) regarding his dismissal Hasyim Asy’ari from the position of chairman and simultaneous member of the General Election Committee or KPU RI.

“(The presidential decree) has not yet reached my desk. When it reaches my desk, I will open it and sign it,” President Jokowi said after releasing Indonesian disaster relief aid in Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan at Halim Perdanakusuma TNI AU base, Jakarta, Monday, July 8, 2024, as quoted Between.

Regarding the date the presidential decree will be signed, the president again stressed that the presidential decree is not yet on his desk. “Wong has not yet arrived at my table,” he said.

As for the public voice saying that the KPU was unfit to hold elections due to the Hasyim case, Jokowi denied it.

“Oh, it was successful, the elections and the presidential elections went well and smoothly and without any problems,” Jokowi said.

Earlier, the Honor Council of the Election Organizing Body (DKPP) imposed a permanent dismissal sanction on the chairman of the Indonesian KPU, Hasyim Asy’ari, in connection with a case of alleged immorality.

“Imposing permanent dismissal sanctions on the defendant Hasyim Asy’ari as chairman and member of the Indonesian General Election Commission from the reading of this decision,” said Indonesian DKPP Chairman Heddy Lugito during the reading session of the decision at the Indonesian DKPP office, Jakarta. on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

DKPP also granted the complainant’s complaint in its entirety and subsequently asked President Jokowi to replace Hasyim within seven days after the decision was read out.

“The President of the Republic of Indonesia must implement this decision no later than seven days after the decision is read out,” he said.

Earlier, President Jokowi responded to the DKPP’s decision regarding the ethical violation of KPU Chairman Hasyim Asy’ari over allegations of sexual harassment.

“The government respects the authority of DKPP in making decisions. “And the government will also ensure that the regional elections can (still) be conducted well, smoothly, fairly and justly,” Jokowi said after visiting the Sinjai Regional Hospital, South Sulawesi, Thursday, July 4, 2024, as quoted from the video statement.

Jokowi ensured that the Pilkada regional main elections would go ahead in 2024, long after the DKPP dismissed KPU chairman Hasyim Asy’ari.

“The government will ensure that the regional elections are conducted properly, smoothly, fairly and equitably,” the president said.

Moreover, the replacement of KPU commissioners after Jokowi issued the presidential decree…


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