The rule of law is clear, the deadline for the term of office of the Governor of West Papua in May 2022,

The rule of law is clear, the deadline for the term of office of the Governor of West Papua in May 2022, do not violate the rules of the law in force in the Republic of Indonesia with any arguments


Media www.rajawalisiber.com  – Based on the provisions of Article 60 of Law no. 23 of 2014 and Law no. 10 of 2016 Article 162 Paragraph one (1) and he (2), there is no regulatory space for extending the term of office of regional heads because explicitly, the norm limits the term of office to only five (5) years. Therefore, in living the life of the state and administering the government, all parties must comply with the provisions of the legislation in accordance with the mandate of the constitution.

The Pilkada Law clearly mandates that local elections be held simultaneously in November 2024. Therefore, regional heads whose terms of office expire in 2022 and 2023 will be led by a careteker as acting regional head in order to fill the vacant terms of office of Governors, Regents and Mayors based on the mandate of Law number 10 of 2016. The Pilkada Law clearly does not regulate the extension of the term of office of regional heads, but the Law only regulates the appointment of Pj whose regional tenure ends in 2022 and 2023. Specifically the OTSUS Law no. 21 of 2021 also does not have an article clause for an additional term of office for any reason. So, stick to the mandate of the constitution and the Pilkada Law. There is no loophole and no reason to delegitimize the constitution for the sake of any and anyone’s wishes and interests.

For West Papua Province, the term of office of the Governor and several Regents and Mayors will end in May 2022. Therefore, there is no reason to extend the term of office until 2024. As stated by FKUB, representatives of the West Papua Customary Council in a meeting with the Chair of the MPR RI who attended by Members of the DPR RI and DPD RI Representatives of West Papua along with the Governor and his staff.

Do not change the constitutional mandate by violating the legal and binding laws. There is no reason whatsoever to extend the term of office. Do not lead opinions through the specifics of OTSUS Papua. Because the voices of the representatives of FKUB and the customary council do not represent the voices of all the people of West Papua. Why ? The reason for the addition of the term of office that was conveyed was baseless and seemed to be full of political content for personal interests and certain groups. The state must enforce the constitution throughout the territory of the Republic of Indonesia, including West Papua. Because West Papua is the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and the people of West Papua are very obedient and subject to the applicable constitution. Therefore, there is no reason to increase the term of office of the Governor by interfering with the Law on Regional Elections which is valid and final according to the law and the constitution in force in the Republic of Indonesia.

We Papuan-Indonesian youths firmly reject the extension of the term of office of the Governor of West Papua because the decision is very fatal and has violated the laws and democratic system in the Republic of Indonesia. Hopefully the Government can firmly reject the request and prepare a caretaker for the Acting West Papua Province in May 2022. Local governments must understand and obey the Pilkada Law, so as not to make mistakes and take the wrong attitude. There should not be the slightest space as a gap to open special opportunities for various regions in Indonesia to participate in violating the Pilkada Law which has clearly violated the mandate of the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.

*”DEMOCRACY in a Democratic Country is very reasonable but Smashing Democracy in a Democratic Country is IMPACT” ASK*

Andy S. Komber🙏🏿
Papuan children’s voice

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