Seeking Legal Justice
FOR the umpteenth time, as a petitioner of a Judicial Review (PK) No. 121/Pdt.G/2011/PN.Jkt.Sel dated January 30, 2019 against Kosindo Pradipta, the Manpower Ministry, and the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), again I file a complaint to the honorable chairman of the Supreme Court about the absence of any decision on the PK request I already submitted.
The PK involves some objections, among others are: first, the lawsuit that was only partly granted although legal provisions obligate the granting of the entire suit.
Second, the cost and compensation that were not imposed on the defendants of the PK although legal provision requires it. This is a proof of the presence of ‘legal manipulation’ in the lawsuit I have filed. There is another proof, which is a designation of the parties as defendants that has to be done through a cassation decision. The decision on imposition of the cost and compensation may have been different if requested by a well-known attorney. Apart from the cost and compensation payments, there were attorney service fees in fantastic amounts but they could be easily granted by the court.
Third, there were legal considerations that found the defendants not guilty of violating the law although written pieces of evidence showed that the defendants were consciously unwilling to comply with the legal provisions in force. This case is not merely a legal dispute but rather there were indications of attempts at the criminal act of embezzlement, warranting a legal process of those involved.
I hope the case review request can be handled promptly and with maximum justice, in view of the considerable material and immaterial losses incurred.
IN response to the question of Bapak Margianto Hs. in the section of Letters of Tempo of the October 20-26, 2020, edition entitled Contents of 12-Kilogram LPG Tubes, we herewith notify the following matters:
1. In order to obtain LPG products at the right price and in appropriate quality, consumers are advised to buy at official agents and stations of Pertamina. The purchase of LPG at places other than Pertamina’s official agents and stations, including online shops that are not Pertamina’s official agents, has some risks such as security and price factors.
2. The 12-kilogram LPG is a non-subsidized product. One of its plus points is the hologram seal of its cap and the QR code that can be scanned to find out the origin of the LPG bulk filling and distribution station (SPPBE). If the product received by consumers is suspicious, upon its receipt they can return the product to the official station or outlet where the LPG is purchased.
3. At present there are eight agents and 62 official stations of Pertamina in Ciledug, Tangerang City, Banten. For definite information about Pertamina’s official LPG agents and stations, consumers can contact Call Center 135 or identify the agents and stations by reading their name boards installed.
4. When buying from Pertamina’s official agents and stations, consumers can ask that the LPG tube be weighed first by using special scales. For information, an empty 12-kilogram LPG tube weighs 15 kilograms.
5. In an attempt to facilitate the public purchase of LPG at the right price and in appropriate quality, order and delivery service is provided by Pertamina Marketing Operation Region III, Jalan Kramat Raya No. 59, Jakarta, 10450, Indonesia, Phone: 6221-31992055-2054 or Call Center 135.
Marketing Operation Region III, Pertamina
Omnibus Law and Jokowi’s Strategic Leadership
IN the chaos of demonstrations of workers, students and some groups of society protesting the passing of the Job Creation Law, two somewhat different views emerged, namely in the House of Representatives (DPR) and the government. It is clear that even though the DPR is a high-ranking state institution that passed the bill that came from the government’s initiative, there are two factions that oppose the law, the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) and the Democrat Party.
On the government side, it is actually solid where all the ministers in the cabinet support the law as a strategic step of the president to fix the investment climate, simplify regulations, and is pragmatically believed to be able to recover the economic conditions on the brink of collapse due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The lack of solidarity in the DPR actually represents what happens in the society. The understanding of the importance of this law cannot be comprehensively understood. Although it is acknowledged that the content of this law itself is still controversial, the spirit carried out by this regulation is none other than the economic benefit of the community. The framing of economic recovery and the simplification of hyper-regulation are two things that have prompted the government’s decision to propose this law to be considered important. At this point, President Jokowi is actually able to position himself as a leader by thinking strategically taking his cabinet bandwagon to a clear direction and more importantly the ministers as the passengers are relatively quiet as before.
Jokowi’s leadership in the crisis should also be appreciated when a leader chooses an action that is measurable and fast as a solution in times of contingency due to the pandemic.
However it is certain that resistance to this law will continue through street actions and judicial review efforts at the Constitutional Court. Once again, Jokowi’s strategic leadership is tested whether he can respond with proportional diplomacy and negotiation skills. But if he puts forward repressive counter attacks, it would be seen that he is only half-heartedly employing his steps, and it means a total failure of the leadership strategy that was compiled at the outset.
Student of Doctoral Program of Indonesia Defense University
Game Arenas to Close Down
THE Indonesian Family Recreation Association (ARKI), an umbrella organization for theme parks, water parks and indoor game arenas (game arcades, children playgrounds and trampolines), has been harmed by the decree of the Jakarta Provincial Tourism and Creative Economy Office No. 259/2020 prohibiting the operation of indoor game arenas and water parks in the transitional large-scale social restrictions period for the reason of potentially creating crowds and becoming uncontrollable.
Before the decision was issued, in anticipation of Covid-19 transmission and prevention of the potential for creating uncontrollable crowds, the ARKI had introduced the following Health Protocols Plus:
- Visitors are limited to 10 percent of the areas
- To limit long queues, tickets can only be ordered online of obtained cashless.
- To ensure the implementation of distancing, each game is equipped with dividers.
- Arenas that create uncontrollable crowds are not operated.
- To maintain distancing in queues, avoid crowds in toilets and dining places, based on the recommendations of IAAPA and WWA, we will assign special personnel in the locations.
- For water parks, the pH of water is 7.2-7.8. In line with the WHO’s guidelines for safe recreational water parks. One of the characteristics of healthy water quality is the pH rate of 7.2-7.8, which can kill a virus only within 10 seconds.
By implementing the Health Protocols Plus, we are convinced and optimistic that indoor game arenas and water parks will be prevented and far from Covid-19 transmission as feared by the government.
ARKI members do not operate/have had to close from the end of March to October. With no revenue, we have to keep paying mall rentals and service charges, electricity bills, salaries of employees working from home and severance pay for those laid off. If this situation remains protracted, it is likely that the businesses of ARKI members that have contributed over 100 million tourists to the Indonesian Archipelago and 50,000 workers all over the country, will close down or go bankrupt and tens of thousands of employees will be jobless.
Taufik A. Wumu
Central Board General Chairman, Indonesian Family Recreation Associatio