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Doc: Submitting placards from the Chairperson of the Special Committee for Regulations of the DPD RI GKR. Queen Hemas to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Diponegoro University, Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati, S.H., M.Hum.

Semarang, January 23  2020 – In order to perfect and seek input in the drafting of DPD rules on Standing Orders, the Regional Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD-RI) established cooperation with a number of universities to discuss these issues through Forum Group Discussion. Diponegoro University’s Faculty of Law was honored by the Regional Representative Council of The  Republic of Indonesia  as one of the tertiary partner chosen to conduct discussions and contribute ideas that could be used as a draft drafting regulation regarding the Regional Representative Council of The  Republic of Indonesia internal institutional rules.

Focus Group Discussion was held on Thursday (1/23/2019) in the Meeting Room of the Dean Building, Faculty of Law, Diponegoro University. The issue that became the topic of discussion was the Implementation of the DPD RI Function and Authority Arrangement according to the perspective of the legislation. Resource persons at the focus group discussion include: Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati, S.H., M.Hum. (Dean of the Faculty of Law Undip- Constitutional Law Expert), Prof. Dr. Sri Puryono, MP. (Professor of Governmental Science – Diponegoro University ) and Dr. Teguh Yuwono, M.Pol Admin (Governmental Science Expert – Deputy Dean on  The Faculty of Social and Political Science Diponegoro University  ).  Acting as the moderator in this scientific discussion,  Dr. Amalia Diamantina, S.H., M.Hum.   (Lecturer in Undip Constitutional Law Department ). The parties attending the event included the Chairperson of the Special Committee for the Indonesian House of Representatives, Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hemas (DI Yogyakarta), and members of the Special Committee, Anna Latuconsina (Maluku), Instiawaty Ayus (Riau), dr. Assera ( East Nusa Tenggara ), Bustami (Lampung), Abdul Kholiq (Central Java), Abdul Rahman Toha (Central Sulawesi) and Evi Avita Naya (West Nusa Tenggara ), Representatives of the Central Java Province Regional Secretariat, Constitutional Law expert Dr. Lita Tyesta ALW, SH M.Hum, as well as a number of lecturers in Constitutional Law and State Administrative Law  Diponegoro University who were present as active participants.

The opening ceremony began with remarks from the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Diponegoro University, Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati, S.H., M.Hum. In her welcoming speech, Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati expressed her appreciation and thanks to DPD Ri, because the Undip Faculty of Law won the trust to hold the FGD to provide scientific input in refining the drafting of the DPD Internal Rules.

The presentation of the first material was delivered by Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati, S.H., M.Hum. who was also  a main keynote  speaker. In her presentation, this Constitutional  Law Expert was of the opinion that the presence of the Regional Representative Council through the implementation of its functions, authorities and duties to ensure the principle of regional autonomy could run as expected, so that a good synergy between the Regional Representative Council and the regional government was needed. The regional government must also accommodate the ideas and needs of the Regional Representative Council, so that it does not leave problems, especially in monitoring regional interests. He also added that in carrying out the legislative, supervisory and budgetary functions, the Regional Representative Council requires regulations on procedures to clarify the implementation of the tasks and functions of an institution. The regulation also functions to regulate the working mechanism of The Regional Representative  Council  members and institutions.

The second speaker was Prof. Dr. Sri Puryono, MP stated that the Regional Representative Council  has a big role to play in absorbing regional aspirations and interests. The Professor of Government Science recommended a strengthening of The Regional Representative Council  internal affair and synergy with the local government. According to Prof. Dr. Sri Puryono, MP, there are three important elements that need to be considered in strengthening the role of the Regional Representative Council, namely aspects of personnel, financing or budget and equipment. This is based on observations made by the standard of facilities owned by the Regional Representative Council  that are still low, so it is feared that these aspects will affect the performance of the  Regional Representative Council  performance in carrying out the supervision and absorption of regional aspirations.

Doc: Two  keynote speakers from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Undip, Dr. Teguh Yuwono (speaking to  the  audience) and Prof. Dr. Sri Puryono, MP

The same thing was also conveyed by the third speaker, Dr. Teguh Yuwono. According to the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Diponegoro University, the embolism and improvement of the functions and authority of the The Regional Representative Council need to be considered. This is because the existence of The Regional Representative Council  as a State institution is very strategic in promoting the aspirations of the local community. But he also expressed criticism of the accountability mechanism to the public who had been using the recess period mechanism, so that a breakthrough was needed for this accountability method so that the performance of  The Regional Representative Council  could be felt by the community.

Doc: GKR Hemas expressed his appreciation for the results of the discussion participants’ input

The Chairperson of the Special Committee for internal   code of conduct  GKR Hemas said that the results of this study were expected to improve the study and inventory of material that had been held last year at a number of state universities. He also appreciated a number of input from resource persons and FGD participants in refining  draft regulation concerning on  internal code of conduct of The Regional Representative Council.

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