Minister of Law and Human Rights reserving judgment: Moeldoko’s documents under review

Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna Hamonganan Laoly. (Photo: Rayi Gigih/IO)

IO – Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Hamonganan Laoly acknowledges receipt of the plea to validate the result of change of political party leadership decided by the recent Democrat Party Extraordinary Congress (Kongres Luar Biasa – “KLB”) in Deli Serdang, North Sumatera. The Ministry is currently reviewing the suitability and completeness of the document. “KLB organizers have submitted the Request to Validate KLB Decision on New Party board to the Ministry. We are reviewing the dossier to ascertain whether the entire development complies with applicable rules and regulations, as well as with the Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association of the Party,” he stated in an interview on Tuesday (16/03/2021).

The Ministry is maintaining its prudence when deciding whether or not it should validate the decision of Democrat Party KLB in Deli Serdang. Yasonna reiterates that the Ministry is reviewing the case. “Let us check everything first. We usually request completion of documents in these cases, and we set a deadline for them to be submitted.” he said.

Earlier, Muhammad Rahmad, Spokesman of the Democrat Party Central Leadership Council (Dewan Pimpinan Pusat – “DPP”) led by Moeldoko, stated that they have officially registered the results of the KLB in Deli Serdang, Medan, North Sumatra to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights on Monday, 15 March 2021. Furthermore, “We sincerely thank the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of RI for having received us in a very kind, friendly, and open manner,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Head of Democrat Party’s Strategic Communications Division, Herzaky Mahendra Putra, reiterates that the Articles/ Memorandum of Association issued by Congress V of the Party held on 15 March 2020 is still valid, as proven by the issuance of the Decree of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights at the time. “The board of the Party, with Agus

Harimurti Yudhoyono (“AHY”) as General Chairman and the Articles/Memorandum of Association generated by the 2020 Congress are validated by the State through the Minister of Law and Human Rights’ Decree, and it is already registered in State administration,” he said.

Zaky further stated that the Ministry of Law and Human Rights has checked and verified the results of the Congress V that appointed AHY as Democrat Party’s General Chairman for 20202025. Therefore, the issuance of the Ministerial Decree is proof that his board has fully complied with the provisions of Law Number 2 of 2011 concerning Political Parties. “If they say that the Party board and AD/ART Articles/Memorandum of Association generated by Congress V is invalid, then the perpetrators of the Democrat Party takeover have insulted the Minister of Law and Human Rights and his staff by implying that they are proven incompetent in discharging their duties,” he said. (des)