After Setnov Become Suspect, Avoiding Turbulence in Golkar Body

By : Emrus Sihombing And Aldi Firhand | Monday, July 31 2017 - 03:13 IWST

Emrus Sihombing
Emrus Sihombing - After setya Novanto (Setnov) appointed as a suspect in the case of procurement of E-KTP by KPK, a number of views emerged from various circles, both from internal and external Golkar.

Reflecting from the past two Golkar stewardship and the emergence of various views on the status of suspects that Setnov currently holds from the KPK, in the future will there be turbulence in Golkar?

Referring to the internal conflicts that have occurred in the body of Golkar which leads to double stewardship, the potential of turbulence can occur.

Responding to Setnov's suspect status, several elite members of the board, specifically from the Golkar DPP, argued that all political work, including elections 2018 and 2019 elections, would be manageable. Even the party's support for the JKW-JK government will continue.

In addition, in connection with Setnov's determination as a suspect by the KPK, on ​​the one hand they respect the stipulation, but on the other hand still appreciate the principle of presumption of innocence. Therefore, Setnov's leadership in Golkar seems to be their support until it has a permanent legal decision against Setnov. Thus, the governance of Golkar under the leadership of Setnov will continue.

If the choice is made, on the one hand it will confiscate Setnov's power, mind, mood and time, on the other hand to become a political "burden" for Golkar itself in the face of political work, especially the 2018 elections and 2019 elections. Setnov's suspect status could be "fried", either directly or indirectly by a political competitor in any political event.

Moreover, if Golkar acts on a mere normative basis, it is highly unproductive to get the sympathy and support of the people. Because, the political issue is not that simple. In politics, the main thing is to put forward ethics, morals and public perception, rather than just "surviving" behind the normative law.

A political struggle has the support of the people, all policies and political behavior is absolutely based on ethics, morals and public perception. Not hiding behind the normative laws.

Ethically and politically morally, a person suspected of disgraceful acts, such as allegations of corruption, must in fact be confronted by a knight by breaking away from any attributes, including positions that he holds that could potentially prolong, let alone affect the legal process he is undergoing .

The release of the attributes possessed in the face of cases of alleged violations of the law was once the former minister, DI, as an example.

He never uses the power or power that is in his grip that has enormous potential to construct himself not in a "guilty" position in the eyes of the public.

This figure says, he will not want to use any power he has, except only following procedures, fighting for justice, conducting debates in court and melaksSetnovakan obligations in accordance with applicable legal procedures.

This DI example must be imitated or become a reference for Setnov if the case against him in the KPK does not become a burden for Golkar and for the honorable House of Representatives (DPR). As well as avoiding to avoid turbulence in the body of Golkar in the future, especially in order to face the political year, elections 2018 and 2019 elections simultaneously.

Breaking away from the position of the Party Councils and Speaker of the House, is a very appropriate option right now for the rescue of Golkar, the House of Representatives, and the character of Setnov itself in the eyes of the people now and in the future.

Therefore, it makes sense that there is an internal and external Golkar party requesting that Setnov should withdraw from Ketum Golkar and the House Speaker. Even a very influential senior Golkar figure in Golkar and occupying a very, very strategic position today in our country also gives a profound insinuation. He says firmly, people who do disgrace, have sanctions.

Emrus Sihombing, Executive Director EmrusCorner, Lecturer of Master of Graduate Communication Studies Universitas Pelita Harapan.

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