Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Garuda and the National Football Team

I thought that everyone in Indonesia are happy that our national football team beats Malaysia, Laos and Thailand in the AFF-Suzuki Cup, and will play versus the Philippines in the Semi Final in Jakarta on Thursday.

That's why I was surprised when I read on the blog of ReBorn yesterday about the Lawsuit filed by David Tobing, a lawyer, against the used of the Garuda Symbol on the T-Shirts of the our national team.

In an interview with TVOne last night, David Tobing said that afternoon he has filed the Lawsuit with the District Court of Central Jakarta against the President, the Education Minister, the Sports and Youth Minister, the All Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) and PT Nike Indonesia.

He alleged that the use of the Garuda symbol on the T-Shirts is against the Law No 24/2009 Article 57 regarding the use of State Symbols.

This allegation was denied by the other guest at the talk show i.e. Historian Asvi Warman Adam who said that Article 52 of said Law allow the use of a State Symbol among others for those who are representing the country. He also said that our national football team has also used the Garuda symbol when they played against the Soviet Union at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956.
These statement was supported by lawyer Amir Syamsuddin who also urged David Tobing not to take advantage of the national team's present popularity.

Considering that our national team has been doing their best to represent our country in the AFF-Suzuki Cup, and we expect that they will win the tournament, I hope that David Tobing would be wise and withdraw the lawsuit, especially that now that the public has know about him and his protest. And if he persists, I hope that the judges would refuse his lawsuit. 


Sources :
Garuda di Seragam Timnas PSSI Menuai Gugatan (Hukumonline)
Lambang Garuda di kostum Timnas Digugat (MetroTV)
Kemendiknas Diskusikan gugatan lambang Garuda di kaos Timnas (Primaironline) 

Photo :  Courtesy of Kaskus.

20 comments:

the dream catcher said...

Hehehehe... I do not think is wise to give any comments as I am probably going to be sued anyway... :D

dee said...

One day again! Beat Philippine with 2-1 hehe.. Nice share Harry! Hmm I think we are all proud with Indonesia Football team, in the middle controversy of Garuda symbol in the shirt".. I think that's no [roblem as long we respect that symbol of our country well.

H. Nizam said...

@Ria/The Dream Catcher,
Hmmmmm .... does that means that you are going to wear the national team T-shirt?

@Deasy/Dee,
How come only 2-1? why not more than that? he he he ....
Let us hope that our team will win.

Bear Wife said...

I thought the Garuda is
Indonesia's national icon ?
Garuda belongs to ALL
Indonesians !

In this age of lawsuit,
everyone's so selfish.....

ReBorn said...

like i've said, he is just looking for the face. ghehehe.

aciid !!!!!! said...

tommorow we must win :)

julicavero said...

remind me that indonesian team is going to beat phil with score 2-1...(i hope..hehehe)

H. Nizam said...

@Bear Wife,
The law allow representatives of
the country to use it.
The man selfishly wants to get public attention.

@ReBorn,
Yes that what many people also said.

@Aciid!!!
Let us hope so.

@Julicavero,
Indonesia-Philippines 2-1?
hopefully better than that.

colson said...

It's kind of jumping the bandwagon. This guy got his publicity. And well, I guess, that will be it.

By the way: Hope the squad will beat the Philippines tomorrow and be in the finals next.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Colson,
You are right the guy is getting
all the publicity he wants.
Thank you for your support for our team, we really it.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

sebaiknya kasus ini dipending dulu sampai timnas juara. biar konsen

H. Nizam said...

TUKANG CoLoNG,
Karena gugatan sudah dimasukkan ke pengadilan maka sekarang ada dua kemungkinan : penggugat menarik gugatannya, atau dia ngotot, maka kita harapkan hakim akan menolak gugatan tsb. yang dimungkinkan oleh UU\nya.

Wisata Murah said...

memang penyerang yang baik.tapi sayang mereka tidak menciptakan gelandang belakang yang baik pula.hingga kadang lupa dia mengoper bola pada mulut lawan.untuk menelanjangi rumahnya sendiri untuk di masuki pencuri.posting yang baik

salam pula dari ASPeMusik yg lama absen

http://tipswisatamurah.blogspot.com

H. Nizam said...

Blogger Wisata Murah,
Mudah2-an kekurangan-kekurangan para pemain dibabak penyisihan sudah diperbaiki pada semi final malam ini dan minggu.

Dasril Iteza said...

disaat2 timnas indonesia membutuhkan dukungan dari seluruh rakyat indonesia, semestinya kita memfokuskan diri terlebih dahulu pada pertandingan malam ini dan berharap dan berdoa agar indonesia bisa jadi juara AFF...

btw, bisa nggak ya tukaran link dengan blog ini?

salam kenal dan maaf klo aku koment-nya pake bhs Indonesia!

H. Nizam said...

Dasril Iteza,

Senang berkenalan dengan anda dan saling tukar link. Saya sangat menghargai komentar dalam bahasa Indonesia. Terima kasih.

Tentang Timnas :
Sebaiknya selama pertandingan di AFF semua rakyat memberi dukungan penuh.

r10 said...

inilah hukum dunia, terlalu banyak celah yang ada..... tujuan UU ini untuk melindungi lambang negara agar tdk disalahgunakan, tapi bukankah di ajang olahraga lambang negara sering dipakai?

H. Nizam said...

R10,
Orang sering menafsirkan hukum secara sempit untuk kepentingan sendiri.

sawali tuhusetya said...

syukurlah, meski dg susah payah akhirnya tim garuda bisa menang. saya juga belum tahu pasti, apakah gambar garuda di kaos tim pssi melanggar UU no. 24/2009 apa ndak?

H. Nizam said...

Halo Sawali,

Mudah2an mereka terus berjuang keras agar terus menang.

Tentang Garuda:
Ada pasal 52 UU tbs yng bolehkan memakai bagi mereka yang wakili Indonesia.