REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – The legal basis of appointment of Police Commissioner General M Iriawan as acting governor of West Java (Jabar) has become a polemic. The lawsuit of the Presidential Decision about the appointment will be filed by Indonesian Muslim Student of University Association (PB SEMMI) to the State Administrative Court (PTUN) this afternoon.
“Inshaa Allah (God willing), today, we will complete the documents of the lawsuit,” said Head of Legal Affairs PB SEMMI, A.M Somadyo in a short message received by Republika.co.id, Thursday (June 21).
Meanwhile, the lawsuit from PB SEMMI has not been listed on the official website of PTUN Jakarta this afternoon. Previously, responding to the issue, Iriawan didn’t talk much. He was installed as the acting governor of West Java Province by Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, Monday.
Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo (left) witnesses Commissioner General Mochamad Iriawan signs a decree of his appointment as acting governor of West Java at Merdeka Building, Bandung, West Java, on Monday (June 18).
“If the rules doesn’t fit with the law, you can report it. I only carry out the task, I’ll be responsible for the mandate given,” said Iriawan.
Iriawan was reluctant to give more comment on the polemics regarding his appointment. Including about the right of inquiry which will be proposed by the Parliament.
“I’m not talking about regulation, Home Affairs Ministry would have considered it. So I’m preparing to do my job as acting governor,” he said.
According to him, the appointment of him as acting governor of West Java is in accordance with applicable rules. His inauguration was based on Presidential Decree No 106/P of 2018 on the honorary dismissal of the governor and deputy governor of West Java for the 2013-2018 term of office and the appointment of acting governor of West Java.
“He (the President) is already considering well and it’s impossible to take a decision which does not fit,” he continued.
Iriawan assessed that his duty over the next three months is only to complete the programs of his predecessor.