TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Ahmad Taufan Damanik said questions that will be asked by panelists in the 2019 presidential debate is not designed to place a candidate at a tight spot and corner them.
Taufan is the first out of six experts appointed as a presidential debate panelist by the General Elections Committee (KPU). “We have agreed not to have questions to corner a candidate,” said Taufan to Tempo on Monday, January 7.
The questions that will be presented in the presidential debate are designed to entice the candidates upon presenting their ideas and solutions for strategic domestic issues. Taufan hopes that it would help candidates explore and elaborate their ideas to be better understood by the public.
Taufan added that the questions will hopefully capture people’s concerns; “How Indonesia would be in the future, how to have a better quality democracy level.”
The inaugural presidential debate will take the theme of legal, human rights, corruption, and terrorism. The debate will be held on January 17, 2019, at the Hotel Bidakara in South Jakarta which will be aired live on numerous television stations.
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