Bamsoet Confirms Criticism Is Vitamins For Parliament

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, February 16 2018 - 20:00 IWST

Ketua DPR RI Bambang Soesatyo. (Foto: Bamsoet.com)
Ketua DPR RI Bambang Soesatyo. (Foto: Bamsoet.com)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo (Bamsoet) insists that constructive criticism of his institution is like vitamins to improve performance, so he will risk his position if there are people including journalists thrown into prison for criticizing the House.

"I bet my position If there are people including journalists who criticize the House of Representatives, then thrown into prison because the criticism for me is vitamin," said Bambang in Jakarta, Thursday (15/2/2018).

He said how to know what should be improved in the House if there is no criticism so very different between criticism with insult, defamation, harassment or slander.

According to Bambang, himself as a former Chairman of Commission III of the House of Representatives and former journalist working under the journalistic code of ethics and Act number 40 of 1999 on Press, he understands and knows exactly, which criticisms, where humiliation and slander.

"No need to be a member of the House of Representatives first to convict people who commit insult, defamation, harassment or slander against us," he told media crews.

According to him, when it meets the elements of the offense, the legislator can directly report to the law enforcement as regulated in the Criminal Code / KUHAP about humiliation, defamation, harassment and slander is the offense complaint.

Previously, the House of Representatives plenary session on Monday (12/2) approved the Second Amendment of Law number 17 of 2014 on the MPR, DPR, DPD and DPRD (MD3) to become Law.

One of the articles in the spotlight is Article 122 letter (k) stating that the MKD is given the task of taking legal steps and / or other steps against individuals, groups of persons or legal entities that undermine the honor of the DPR and members of the People's Legislative Assembly.

Vice Chairman of the Court of Appreciation Council (MKD) Sarifuddin Sudding said Article 122 letter (k) of the new MD3 Act does not intend to criminalize those who criticize the DPR.

According to him, the House of Representatives is very open to criticism conveyed constructively, for example, the community demanded members of the House to work proportionately.

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