This Is Not About Power
Monday, 26 April 2021
Mukti Fajar Nur Dewata was elected as Judicial Commission Chairman amid its declining image and questions about its existence. He must clear the backlog he inherited including the agency’s sour relation with the Supreme Court. Intersecting supervisory jurisdiction of the Commission and the Supreme Court’s supervisory agency has rendered the Judicial Commission unable to perform its duties optimally. The Commission is currently in the process of reviewing the plan to revise the Judicial Commission Law to delineate the boundaries of its jurisdiction.
THE trial of Muhammad Rizieq Shihab for alleged breach of health protocols last March caught the Judicial Commission’s (KY) attention. They observed that Rizieq’s legal team was disrespectful of the judges at the East Jakarta District Court and did not maintain order. “Please fight for your rights but do it in an ethical manner,” stressed Judicial Commission Chairman Mukti Fajar Nur Dewata, 52, during a special interview w...
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