Government Experts Not Present, MK Delays Test of Telecommunications Law

JAKARTA, HUMAS MKRI - A follow-up session on the testing of Law Number 36 of 1999 concerning Telecommunications, which was planned to be held on Thursday (2/14/2019), was finally postponed due to the absence of Government Experts. "Today the Government Experts cannot be present at the hearing, Your Honor. Thank you, "said Erwin Fauzi from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights who represented the Government.

Responding to this, the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Anwar Usman informed that the case trial of Case No. 94 / PUU-XVI / 2018 to hear the statement of the Government Expert on behalf of Eddy Wahyudi. Anwar also offered the Government to submit Expert information through written statement. "The trial agenda for Case Number 94 / PUU-XVI / 2018 should have been heard by the statement of the Government Expert on behalf of Eddy Wahyudi. Do you still want to be submitted or written statement only? "Asked Plenary Chairperson Anwar Usman. The Government stated that it would submit a written statement from the Applicant Expert.

The Judge finally decided to postpone the trial. Because of the last hearing, the Petitioners and the Government's power were welcome to submit conclusions no later than Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10.00 WIB at the same time with written statements from the Government Expert.

As is known, the a quo petition was submitted by Sadikin Arifin. The applicant argues that the determination of the Applicant to request proof of the record of the conversation presented before the court is not without basis. Because the evidence of the recording according to the Petitioner has a crucial position to prove whether or not there is a narcotics discussion between the Petitioners and foreign nationals (WNA) who are accused of jointly carrying out drug crimes.

This, according to the Petitioner, is based on facts as long as the evidence in the Petitioner's criminal trial is proven. There are at least facts, among others, someone accused of being a criminal trafficker has died as a result of being shot by officers of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) during a case arrest, who then ensnared the Petitioner as a single defendant in a trial at the North Jakarta District Court.

In addition, the statement of the Petitioner throughout the trial has denied the item not as his own, even denying communication with foreigners who had been killed by BNN officers or with anyone discussing matters relating to narcotics.

The applicant also denied that there was no result of laboratory tests which stated that the urine of the applicant contained or had used narcotics or psychotropic drugs. Also at the time of the search in the residence of the Applicant there were no narcotics or at least matters related to narcotics. (Nano Tresna Arfana / LA)

Source: THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC INDONESIA

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