REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The long conflict between Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono's (AHY) and Moeldoko's Democratic Party seems to be ending soon. The Indonesian government has taken a stand on the legality of the conflict in the Democrat Party.
The Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) rejected the results of the extraordinary congress (KLB) of the Democratic Party which appointed Moeldoko as chairman in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.
Minister of Law and Human Rights (HAM) Yasonna Laoly said the refusal was carried out following the failure of Moeldoko's team to fulfill the administrative requirements for the holding of the KLB.
"The government stated that the request for ratification of the KLB results in Deli Serdang on March 5, 2021 was rejected," said Yasonna in a virtual conference in Jakarta, Wednesday (31/3).
Yasonna explained that the refusal of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights was based on the the statutes and bylwas (AD/ART) of the Democratic Party which had been approved by the government in 2020.
He said the KLB did not meet the requirements such as representatives of the DPD and DPC who were not accompanied by a mandate from the chairman of the regional committe (DPD) and branch committee (DPC) in accordance with the AD/ART.
"From the results of the examination and verification of all the completeness of physical documents as required, there are still some completeness that have not been fulfilled," said Yasonna again.
The government has received a request for endorsement of the results of the Democrat Party KLB in Deli Serdang on March 16. Furthermore, the Democrats from the KLB with a petition on behalf of General Chairman Moeldoko were asked to complete the shortcomings of the files.
The KLB of the Democratic Party in Deli Serdang appointed the Chief of Presidential Staff (KSP) Moeldoko as the general chairman, shifting AHY's position. KLB also appointed former chairman of the Indonesian Parliament Marzuki Alie as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Democratic Party for the period 2021-2025.