Monday, December 29, 2008

Doubtful Laws

Lately, we often heard news regarding the submission of request for Judicial Reviews of valid Laws with the Constitutional Court (MK).

Under normal circumstances, such requests are justifiable. The problem is that many of those requests are made against Laws that has just been passed by the Parliament (DPR), the last one being Presidential Election Law, the Pornography Law. This makes me wonder whether or not the DPR has considered all aspects pertaining to the suitability of those Laws for the people of our country. Especially that we often heard news about the members of DPR making trips to many locations inside and outside Indonesia to prepare those Laws.

I sincerely hope that the next DPR, whose members will be elected directly by the people, will have much better quality than the present ones, thereby they will have better understanding on the needs of our people. If that happens, there will be lesser doubtful Laws.

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