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Constitutional Court, do not ignore reports of election fraud

Constitutional Court (MK), a high court that primarily deals with constitutional law. Its main authority is to rule on whether laws that are challenged are in fact unconstitutional, i.e. whether they conflict with constitutionally established rules, rights, and freedoms, among other things. (photo: Brainly.co)

IO, Yogyakarta – Muhammadiyah Central Leadership Chairman, Haedar Nashir has asked that ll parties respect KPU’s official recapitulation results of the 2019 general elections. Haedar also asked the constitutional court (MK) not to ignore the reports of election violations.

“And we also hope that the Constitutional Court truly understands those who genuinely object and are delivering those objections carefully, transparently, objectively, professionally, and stands firmly atop justice,” asserted Haedar.

This was expressed by Haedar after meeting with Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono (HB) X in the Kepatihan Complex, Yogyakarta on Tuesday (21/5/2019).

“(The Constitutional Court), do not ignore reports related to violations, mistakes and fraud in the general election. And we believe that the Constitution Court will carry out its constitutional duty constitutionally and justly,” he continued.

Previously, Haedar stated that if there were parts of the nation that objected to the election results, they could so constitutionally by bringing the election dispute to the Constitutional Court.

He also asked people who wanted to express their aspirations in public space to obey regulations. He hoped that the people who were not satisfied with the election results would not take violent action which would instead harm the nation.

“To the government apparatus who will respond to the developing aspirations, they also must be careful, in accordance to the constitution and must not be repressive. We also appeal, ask everyone to remain calm, mature, and respect the (KPU’s) decision,” he stated.

Muhammadiyah Central Leadership, continued Haedar, also expressed condolences for the deaths of hundreds of Voting Organizing Group (KPPS) personnel as a result of exhaustion in carrying out their duty in the 2019 general elections. He asked that there be evaluations as a result of the deaths.

“And to the election organizers, government and other political powers to truly evaluate the 2019 general election carefully so in the future there are not more victims,” concluded Haedar. (dsy)

Prabowo rejects the 2019 Presidential Election Results due to massive fraudulency

Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno at the Vice-Presidential debate at Sultan Hotel, Central Jakarta on March 17th, 2019. (photo: IO/Yoga Agusta)

IO, Jakarta – As Presidential and vice-presidential candidate No. 02, Prabowo and Sandiaga Uno has rejected the final results of the 2019 presidential election that won by Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin. Prabowo emphasize that there had been a lot of fraud in the 2019 election.

“We, Prabowo-Sandi, rejected all the results of the election vote that announced by KPU on May 21, 2019, this early morning. We also felt that the announcement of the recapitulation results was done at an unusual time and out of the ordinary,” said Prabowo in a press conference accompanied by Sandiaga Uno, at Kertanegara, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Tuesday (05/21/2019).

Prabowo said that allegations of fraud in the 2019 Election were delivered at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel on May 14. At that time, Prabowo emphasized that he had rejected the vote count in the 2019 presidential election which originated from fraud.

Prabowo also said that allegations of fraud in the 2019 Election was already presented in a meeting at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel on May 14. At that time, Prabowo emphasizes that he had rejected the vote count results of the 2019 Presidential Election based on injustice and could lead to fraud.

“The candidate pair No.02 has also informed the allegations of many frauds that have occurred, so as to provide an opportunity for the KPU to improve the entire process so that it truly reflects honest and fair election results. and even at the last moment, there was no effort from the KPU to improve the process, “said Prabowo. (dsy)

Prabowo-Sandiaga will take a Constitutional action

Prabowo-Sandiaga will take constitutional step due to KPU's final result in 2019 election. (photo: IO/Yoga Agusta)

IO, Jakarta – Badan Pemenangan Nasional (The Committee to Elect Prabowo-Sandi) Prabowo-Sandi – “BPN Prabowo-Sandi”) decided to take constitutional steps on the final results of the national vote recapitulation of the 2019 Presidential Election to the Constitutional Court (MK). Before, the presidential candidate No.02 team refused to bring this matter to the Constitutional Court

“What is clear is that Prabowo and Sandiaga decided to take the constitutional path. At the beginning we did get a lot of input related to legal conditions, which lately is hard to believe. That was what caused us to refuse to go to the Constitutional Court,” said the National Winning Agency) Prabowo-Sandi, Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak at Kertanegara’s house, Tuesday (05/21/2019).

Dahnil also said that the filing of the lawsuit to the Constitutional Court was based on inputs obtained from various regional regions such as Central Java, East Java, Bali, Papua, NTT, North Sumatra.

These regions have prepared a lot of evidence of violations of electoral fraud that are structured, systematic and massive. These regions advised the BPN to take constitutional steps.

“In short, Prabowo heard about the aspirations of these regions, although frankly we experienced a crisis of mistrust for legal institutions. But because of the pressure from many regions, we decided to take legal action,” he said

Meanwhile, Prabowo-Sandiaga BPN’s Advocacy and Legal Director, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, said that in the next few days he would prepare the lawsuit material.

“In the next few days we will prepare the material needed to file a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court,” he said.

Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, who also serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Gerindra Party, explained the reason his party filed a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court. One of them, Dasco said, was related to a very significant vote count.

“We see that there are considerations, then there are very crucial things, especially regarding very significant calculations that can be brought to the Constitutional Court,” Dasco said.

It is known that currently, KPU has completed the results for national recapitulation of the 2019 General Election. And as the result, the candidate pair No. 01, Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin won the 2019 Presidential Election. Jokowi-Ma’ruf won with 55.50% while Prabowo-Sandi is 44.50%. (dsy)

Miscount of 73,715 votes, BPN gives an ultimatum to KPU

Chairman of BPN’s IT Volunteers, Mustofa Nahrawardaya (right) discovers 73,715 data input errors into the Situng and report to Bawaslu. (photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Jakarta – The National Commit­tee to Elect Prabowo-Sandi (Badan Pemenangan Nasional-BPN)) has submitted its report on input er­rors by the Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum – “KPU”)’s Voting Count Information System (Sistem Informasi Penghitungan Su­ara – “Situng”) that reduces the votes of the Prabowo-Sandi Team, to the Election Monitoring Agency (Badan Pengawas Pemilu – “Bawaslu”). The report was submitted by the Chair­man of BPN’s IT Volunteers, Mustofa Nahrawardaya, accompanied by IT Volunteers’ Secretary Dian Islamiati and BPN’s IT Expert Nur Iman Santo­so. BPN’s IT Team discovered 73,715 data input errors into the Situng, or about 15.4% of the total of 477,021 Voting Points (Tempat Pemungutan Suara – “TPS”) whose vote count has been inputted to KPU. “We collected this entry error from 19 April until 1 May 2019. What happens when data from all TPS comes in? The error rate might get as high as 30%,” he said.

Earlier, BPN’s IT Team has sub­mitted their findings of erroneous count to Situng KPU twice, i.e. when the number of erroneous entry count was 9,000 errors and again when it was 13,000 errors. However, there has been no significant change to the votes gained by Jokowi-Amin and Prabowo-Sandi. “We are reporting this with part of the evidence, so that Bawaslu can quickly follow up the suspicion of violations in the 2019 Elections,” he said at the Bawaslu of­fice on Friday (3/5/2019). According to his findings, the biggest frequen­cies of errors were found in Central Java (in 7,666 TPS), East Java (in 5,826 TPS), in North Sumatra (in 4,327 TPS), South Sumatra (in 3,296 TPS), and South Sulawesi (in 3,219 TPS). “This is a brutal level of errors. The highest tolerance level in any IT system is 1%, but we found an error level of 15.4%,” Mustofa said.

The most frequent types of input error are: errors in data inputt from Sheet 1 of C1 Form (33,221 cases), errors in data inputt from Sheet 2 of C1 Form (33,199 cases), and missing either Sheet 1 or Sheet 2 of C1 Form (29,731 cases). “There is a discrep­ancy between the total of votes en­tered and the total of voters (12,451 cases). A discrepancy between the to­tal of votes obtained by Presidential Candidate Pair 01, votes obtained by Presidential Candidate Pair 02, and invalid votes (8,279).

Discrepancy of total valid votes for Presidential Candidate Pair 01 and Presidential Candidate Pair 02 (6,836 cases), discrepancy between the total of valid and invalid votes (5,134 cases), votes for Presidential Candidate Pair 01 exceeding the to­tal number of voters (2,394 cases), votes for Presidential Candidate Pair 02 exceeding the total number of voters (1,124 cases), and number of attending voters higher than number of voters listed in the DPT (1,112 cas­es),” added Dian.

Dian hopes that Bawaslu would immediately stop Situng KPU and perform an independent IT forensic audit. “The facts are simply horren­dous. Existing evidence shows that KPU has been very unprofessional. It is really misleading toward the public, especially since the Situng is broadcasted on a number of TV stations,” she said. Dian reminds KPU that excessive input data error and tampering with voters’ rights to vote would end up with legal conse­quence. “KPU must stop the Situng process and its broadcasting imme­diately, without having to wait for Bawaslu’s decision.”

After having submitted 1 container box of evidence of erroneous count, BPN’s IT Volunteer Coordinator Mus­tofa Nahrawardaya challenged the Jo­kowi-Amin Election Volunteer Alliance to submit the Rp 100 billion reward money they promised to notaries. “We have submitted proof of erroneous count that might potentially damage Prabowo-Sandi count. Therefore, we ask that any volunteer who challeng­es 02 and expose the fraud be given a reward of Rp 100 billion,” he said.

Mustofa requested that Jokowi’s volunteers, who have declared a re­ward of Rp 100 billion, submit the reward to the appointed notaries. If there is any proof of fraud, this money will be used to compensate the electoral heroes, i.e. those who became ill and died from overwork at the TPS. “We will distribute Rp 50 billion of the reward to the families of the fallen, while the remaining sum will be used for medical treatment of those who have become ill in the course of their duty of protecting the people’s votes,” he said. (D. Ramdani)

National Legal Team threatens Democracy, Freedom, and Press

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Wiranto at the National Legal Team press conference. (photo: kaskus.co.id)

IO – The Coordinating Minister for Pol­itics, Law and Security, Wiranto said the government would form a nation­al legal team. The team was tasked with reviewing actions or statements of prominent figures who could be considered as violating the law. The team is tasked with reviewing the words, actions, thoughts of certain figures. “Whoever he is, which clear­ly violates and is against the law,” Wiranto said in Jakarta on Tuesday (05/05/2019).

The team contained experts, such as constitutional law experts, profes­sors, doctors of various universities. The former ABRI Commander also claimed to have communicated with these experts. Wiranto stressed that this team is formed so that those who spread incitement or hate speech are given strict sanctions, including in­vective concerning the President as head of state. “Insult, invective of the President who is still in office until later this year, there is already a law, there are sanctions,” he added.

The team is formed by Menkopol­hukam because he feels upset with certain parties including figures both inside and outside the country who are heating up the community every day. “There are foreign figures who talk to the public every day, incite the public to take unconstitutional steps. It is not justified, we must discuss what legal actions we must take,” said Wiranto in his remarks during a cross-agency limited coordination meeting and Ministry in his office, Monday (05/06/2019).

Wiranto said, things like that damage people’s confidence either before or after the election, as they become disturbed. He said the viola­tions referred to are not only limited to incidents in the real world but also on social media. “There is no need to hesitate anymore, so that later it will be a warning point for certain parties not to arbitrarily in a country that has a legal basis,” he said.

In the meeting, Wiranto also dis­cussed certain parties who tried to fight police or military soldiers. “It is said that 70 percent of the TNI can be influenced to take sides with uncon­stitutional measures. As it must be legally proven, it cannot be allowed to say whatever they want,” he added.

In the meeting, Wiranto invited the Minister of Communication and In­formation, Rudiantara. According to him, the Ministry of Communication and Information has indeed taken de­cisive steps on social media. However, Wiranto wanted more concrete steps. “Which media really violates the law, if necessary, we will shut it down, we stop it. We close it for national securi­ty,” he concluded.

The University of Indonesia’s Po­litical Observer, Syahrul Hidayat, said that the community now under­stands the concerns of the leaders in terms of opinion. But the government must also be wise that the communi­ty is now very mature so that it does not have to be regulated by institu­tions so that the community is never a subject. “Democracy is essential­ly the final determinant of society and everyone is free to speak,” he stressed.

Regarding the government, angry at the opinion of those that criticize the government, Syahrul stressed that if the person spoke erroneous­ly, after all the people who would punish him, one would not vote if he participated in political contests such as elections, legislative elec­tions or regional elections. Indeed, the government also has the right, if the person is truly proven to be making trouble, inciting public disturbanc­es, disrupting public law. But how many officials, the government, the public understands the Public Order as it applies in developed countries. “I think that many people don’t un­derstand, but if the government po­sitions it as a Public Order monitor, who monitors it? In developed coun­tries like the UK, for example, people are free to talk, but if they have insti­gated hoaxes; if the election progress­es, surely the people will not choose (social sanctions) after which the law will act,” he explained.

Regarding the help of the national legal team, Syahrul said that if it was only limited to ideas; discourse would not be a problem, but if it had legal implications, this would threaten de­mocracy. (D. Ramdani)

Bambang Widjojanto hopes Bawaslu has bravery to uphold justice

Bambang Widjojanto, the co-founder of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation and a "leading advocate for the rights of the indigenous peoples of West Papua". (photo: IndonesiaRaya.co.id)

IO, Jakarta – Bambang Widjojanto stated that he believes suspicions of fraud going on during the election process has finally been confirmed. “So, with a that, the noises in the public, statements of fraud from the public, the early indications are now being vindicated. It turns out problems with input procedures have happened,” said Bambang

According to Bambang, the Bawalsu’s verdict is problematic as it contains statements which are unclear and need further explanation.

“What is interesting is the verdict requests fixes. If asking for fixes, it need to be fixed. If that (data input) is not stopped, that means the inputs continue, and there will certainly still be mistakes. That is the problem of Bawaslu’s verdict.

So, they (Bawaslu) admin there are inaccuracies but it isn’t stopped, it must be fixed. Meanwhile the thing data which must be fixed continues to be inputted,” concluded Bambang.

There were also several points which remained unclear, according to Bambang.

One of which included the details asked by the Bawaslu to the KPU. “If they are asked so they can be corrected, they must need time to correct it, they haven’t given a timeframe for that. Also, when they have corrected it inline with what the Bawaslu wants. What if it is still problematic? So, this must be supervised,” he said.

“While it is being corrected, the input process will continue, that means there is a justification for the inaccuracies all along that cannot yet be corrected,” continued Bambang.

As a result, Bambang has asked Bawaslu to act more bravely as if they were, Bambang is certain that that their verdict would be better.

“That is the reason this verdict, if the Bawaslu was braver and sided with the public’s interests, its verdict perhaps would be much better,” said Bambang.

Other then that, Bambang also hoped that the Bawaslu had the bravery to uphold justice.

As according to Bambang, the verdict announced by Bawaslu was based on based on reports from May, 2019.

“This is a verdict that was based on a report delivered in early May. What I have heard is that the report relating to TSM (structural, systematic, massive [fraud]) was only delivered last Friday. If so, hopefully Bawaslu has even more bravery to state the truth,” said Bambang

Bambang also expressed his own suspicions relating to election fraud.

According to him, the KPU should investigate the people who have been alleged to have input inaccurate data into the Situng as Bambang suspects the inaccuracies were not purely a result of human error.

“What is most interesting now, the indication of fraud that has been revealed all this time by the public has been shown to be true slowly. One of which has been human error. But has the KPU investigates the people who are said to have made those human errors? It turns out this isn’t just about the quality of the one verifying but rather there is a bias,’ said Bambang.

Continuing his statement, Bambang said that if the individuals who made the mistakes were further investigated, the truth would be revealed.

We would then know whether or not the inaccuracies were purposeful, and if so, legal action could be taken.

“If there is a bias, this might be something which is criminal. As they have input something which differs from the facts. As in Article 536 of Law No. 7/2017,” continued Bambang.

Elucidating his last statement, Bambang asked a rhetorical question to the KPU.

Are you sure the input data inaccuracies are purely because of human error or has there been human order?

“So, now the question is whether this is human error or human error and are these inaccuracies on mistaken inputs or have they been done purposefully? Or is there an indication of election law violations? asked Bambang. (dsy)

Sandiaga Uno: People wants a Fair and honest Election

Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Vice Presidential Candidate from pair No.02. (photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Jakarta – Sandiaga Uno accompanied Prabowo Subianto in presenting allegations of fraud in the Implementation of the 2019 Election to international media correspondents.

Sandiaga said that the alleged election fraud that had been described was not nonsenses. He also revealed a number of facts that he met in the field.

“These are all facts, money politics. The KPK found 400 thousand envelopes containing money to be used for the last-minute act, arguably this money was prepared for politic interests, “said Sandiaga Uno at Prabowo’s residence on Jalan Kertanegara, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

Another fact from Sandiaga is that during the campaign period, pair candidate number 02 was always runs to difficulty in getting permission to campaign.

“I experienced it myself. Sometimes I get news that campaign licenses have just been revoked, or permits that should have been given, were not given. As a result, we have to change places at the last minute. Many campaign props were damaged by unknown people, “explained Sandiaga Uno.

Sandiaga said that indications of fraud were occurring, while tarnishing the process of democracy. Election events are threatened not to be democratic. While the people want a party of democracy that is honest and fair.

“For the past 10 days, I have traveled around many provinces. I think the people have spoken very loud and clear that they want some changes, and they also want elections that is honest and fair,” said Sandiaga. (dsy)

The People’s Sovereignty Movement demands the truth and honesty from KPU and Bawaslu

The People's Sovereignty Movement. (photo: D. Ramdani)

IO, Jakarta – Masyarakat Peduli Pemilu Adil dan Berintegritas’ or Communities that Care for Fair Elections and Integrity (MPPBB) has carried out the declaration of the People’s Sovereignty Movement (GKR) at Rumah Perjuangan Rakyat, Menteng, Jakarta.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Prabowo-Sandi BPN Advisory Board, Tedjo Edy Pudjianto, stated that The People’s Sovereignty Movement was born as a result of the many cases of injustice that occurred mainly tended to corner one of the candidate pairs in the 2019 Presidential Election.

Tedjo Edy Pudjianto also emphasized the People’s Sovereignty Movement was not a movement of treason, but a movement to demand honesty and truth from the KPU and Bawaslu.

“As a professional doctor, Dr. Ani Hasibuan wants to reveal a lot of things. But now she is being pursued by authorities and wants to be arrested. The same thing happened with Eggy, just by saying ‘people power’, now he is been detained in the Regional Police. We don’t know what the definition of plot is like, in 1998 the overthrow of the legitimate government was treason. with the results of Suharto being taken down from the position of president of Indonesia. The People’s Sovereignty Movement is not an act of treason but this is a movement to demand justice, truth and honesty from the election organizers,” said Tedjo Edy Pudjianto in Menteng, Jakarta, Friday (05/17/2019).

Prabowo Sandi’s BPN Board of Trustees, Amien Rais revealed that there were allegations of fraud in the 2019 General Election which disserve one of the candidate pairs. Amien Rais also said that together his party and the people will guard and ask for justice from KPU and Bawaslu.

“Sandiaga Uno is a gentle, friendly, smiling person. But if there is fraud in the vote counting  process, we must stand and defend it. Prabowo also stated that he fought alongside the people. We made the month of Ramadhan to seek the truth by making the People’s Sovereignty Movement,” said Amien Rais. (dsy)

Indonesia is experiencing constitutional and leadership crisis

Dr. Sri Edi Swasono, Economics Professor at the University of Indonesia (UI). (photo: WordPress)

IO, Jakarta – Problematic issues on the Presidential Election in Indonesia has indirectly causing a constitutional and leadership crisis.

This was stated by Dr. Sri Edi Swasono, Economics Professor at the University of Indonesia (UI). in a discussion titled ‘The Collapse of the Reformation of Constitutional Piracy and Abuse’ at the Gren Alia Cikini Hotel, Central Jakarta, on Sunday (5/19).

“The constitutional and leadership crisis, if there is no leader then there is no unity. Unity is what makes a leader,” he said.

Edi also equates to one of the western dictums, where an army of sheep led by a lion can easily defeat an army of lions led by sheep.

“An army of sheep led by a lion easily defeats an army of lions led by sheep. This crisis of leadership is very serious,” he said.

“He did not know how to defend the sovereignty of the country, how to glorify the people and so on. This also exists in the Constitution, establishing a state government that protects the entire Indonesian nation and all of Indonesia’s bloodshed,” he explained.

Edi emphasized that If we look at the current conditions, the Indonesian people do not have protection from their own country. This can be proven with the mysterious death cases that afflicts hundreds of Voting Organizing Groups (KPPS) officers.

“The government ignored 600 KPPS officers who died mysteriously. This is a small example of many problems that exist. The people of this nation have not been protected, and now as if our nation and homeland is sold and allowed to be used for contention by foreigners. Our nature wealth is controlled by foreigners rather than by its own people and nation, “he said. (dsy)

BPN reports KPU and survey agencies’ administrative violations: Bawaslu to follow up

Director of Law and Advocacy Sufmi Dasco Ahmad (left) reports the KPU and survey agencies to Bawaslu for administrative violations on Friday (03/05/2019). (photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Jakarta – The Committee to Elect Prabowo-Sandi (Badan Pemenangan Nasional Prabowo-Sandi – “BPN Prabowo-Sandi”) has reported the Elections Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum – “KPU”) and quick count agencies to the Elections Monitoring Agency (Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum – “Bawaslu”) for administrative violations. “Today we are reporting the violations perpetrated by all survey agencies who performed quick counts on 17 April. We are also reporting KPU for a complaint of administrative violations,” said BPN’s Director of Law and Advocacy Sufmi Dasco Ahmad at Bawaslu’s Office, Jl. M. H. Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Friday (03/05/2019).

He stated that he has sent a letter on 18 April 2019, which KPU responded to on 25 April 2019, that the authority concerning suspicions of violations performed by survey agency is in Bawaslu’s jurisdiction. “When Bawaslu decided that KPU can establish an ethical agency or council that will investigate the suspicion of violation by survey agencies, in response we made our report today, and we bring in evidence, including quick count and real count from the Bengkulu area,” he said.

Dasco also regrets the fact that KPU-accredited survey agencies made so many mistakes, for example the fact that quick count and real count in Bengkulu are different is proof of that. Therefore, he submitted a report to Bawaslu “We stated that there are violations, because we have proven that the quick count results from these agencies are misleading,” he said.

Despite having many evidences of administrative violations, Dasco reiterates that BPN Prabowo-Sandi will only use formal and legal judicial processes to resolve the things that they found to be misaligned. “We will pursue constitutional routes as far as possible. Therefore, if anyone says that we are not being constitutional, they will see that from today, yesterday, and before we have, and in the future we will, take the constitutional route according to procedure. If we find anything that is misaligned or improper, we will report it through the proper channels,” he said.

On the previous day, Dasco has also reported KPU to Bawaslu for fraud in KPU’s Voting Count Information System (Sistem Informasi Penghitungan Suara – “Situng”) KPU that may reduce the people’s trust in democracy. BPN’s Volunteer IT team has obtained proof of 13,031 data entry errors in Situng KPU in 19-29 April 2019. In response to his report, Bawaslu decided to continue with the processing of the case of suspected fraud relating to Situng KPU. Bawaslu will investigate both KPU and BPN Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno on Tuesday (07/05/2019).

“We have decided and we are stating that the Petitioner’s reports are accepted and followed up by a hearing,” said Bawaslu Chairman Abhan in the pre-hearing held in Bawaslu’s Office, Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Monday (06/05/2019). Bawaslu is continuing the hearing on the report of suspicion of electoral fraud submitted by BPN Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, as it has deemed that the initial report submitted by BPN satisfies both formal and material requirements.

The initial hearing was attended by the Petitioner (BPN’s Team), represented by the legal office of Maulana Bungaran and Puspita Sari. KPU as the reported person was represented by Ahmad Wildan Sukoya and Andi Prasetya. Bawaslu Chairman Abhan as the head of the Court stated in the pre-hearing for the report of suspected administrative violations in the Situng KPU, Bawaslu decided that BPN Prabowo-Sandi has satisfied formal and material requirements. When he started the hearing, Abhan described Bawaslu’s authority as expressed in Bawaslu Regulation No. 8 of 2018.

In the hearing, Bawaslu Commissioner Ratna Dewi Pettalolo read out Report Number 007/LP/PP/ADM/RI/00.00/V/2019 concerning the suspicion of electoral administration in relation with Situng KPU. After having reviewed the Teport, Bawaslu stated that the Report submitted by the Petitioner satisfies all requirements. “Bawaslu concluded that the Report satisfied all formal and material requirements; therefore, we will follow up on the report of suspected administrative violations with a hearing,” she said.

Bawaslu Commissioner Rahmat Bagja continued the proceeding by reading out the Second Report 008/LP/PP/ADM/RI/00.00/V/2019 concerning suspicion of electoral administrative violations in the quick count. “The incident was reported by the Petitioner to Bawaslu on 26 April 2019, while the complete written Report was submitted on 3 May of the same year. Therefore, the submission is still within the frame stipulated by laws,” he said. “Furthermore, the Report has satisfied all formal and material requirements as per Law No. 7 of 2017 concerning the Elections, Bawaslu Regulation No. 8 of 2018 concerning the Resolution to Electoral Administrative Violations,” he said.

Earlier, BPN reported the Reported Parties on 24 April 2019. The Report was followed up by a written Report submitted to Bawaslu on 2 May 2019, which was updated on 6 May 2019.

On the other hand, BPN Prabowo-Sandiaga’s legal counsel Maulana Bungaran stated that the current Situng KPU has exceeded its authority in summarizing the vote count. “KPU is only obliged to scan and upload C1 Form scans. Therefore, it is an administrative violation,” he said.

KPU Commissioner Ilham Saputra stated that KPU has prepared strong evidence in the adjudication of the Situng KPU for Bawaslu. “We have prepared strong evidence. Electoral experts agree that the Situng is quite accurate. Situng helps us to be transparent to the people, so that they can correct the uploaded results of the voting count,” Ilham said in Jakarta on Tuesday (07/05/2019).

Ilham Saputra stated that the data has been submitted to the Team created for the Bawaslu hearing. “Let’s just prove things in Bawaslu – are these 73,000 errors contained in the C1 Forms? Errors can be corrected in District Voting Summary and filled in to the DA1 form. Yes, there are errors, but errors involving C1 can be corrected in the District count,” Ilham said.

However, KPU still did not choose to appear until the hearing starts on Tuesday (07/05/2019) at 14.00 WIB. Therefore, Bawaslu Chairman Abhan stated that the hearing with the agenda of hearing out the testimony of Respondent KPU would be delayed until Wednesday (08/05/2019) at 13.00 WIB. “Perhaps because we still cannot make it today, we will grant one more chance. If the Respondent does not respond to our summons, we would consider that they have exercised their rights already, and we will continue with the hearing,” Abhan said in the hearing at Bawaslu Office, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. “The agenda for tomorrow’s hearing is to hear out the statement of Respondent KPU, and the Petitioner’s statement. If they are ready, we will also hear the witnesses’ testimonies. We will delay until tomorrow at 13.00 WIB.” (D. Ramdani)