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Mahfud MD: DPR Disrupts State Administration by Passing MD3 Law

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former Constitutional Court chairman Mahfud MD said the House of Representatives (DPR) has disrupted the state administration by passing Law No. 17/2017 on legislative bodies (UU MD3).

For instance, Mahfud explained, the Law allows the DPR Ethics Council (MKD) to summon a person for allegedly insulting the DPR, either institutionally or individually. According to Mahfud, the MKD should not have the authority because it is covered in Criminal Code (KUHP).

Read: DPR Chairman Bambang Soesatyo Guarantees No Revision for KPK Law

Mahfud suggested the DPR should not interfered the law enforcement, adding that the institution is not a police institution with authorities to enforce the law.

The DPR passed the MD3 Law two days ago. The United Development Party (PPP) and National Democratic (NasDem) factions protested by conducting a walkout.

The DPR insisted on passing the law despite some controversial articles, including the addition a chapter related to summons involving the police, the use of rights of inquiry, interpellation, and to express an opinion. It also revives the agency of state financial accountability.


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