Jakarta – Chairman of the Legal Team Candidate Pair number 02 Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, Bambang Widjojanto, was reported to the Indonesian Advocates Association (DPN Peradi) National Leadership Board led by Fauzie Yusuf Hasibuan.
This complaint was made because BW, as Bambang Widjojanto said, still served as Chair of Corruption Prevention in the DKI Governor’s Team for Acceleration of Development (TGUPP) when receiving power as Prabowo-Sandi’s attorney to file a dispute over the Election Result Dispute (PHPU) in the Court Constitution (MK).
Three advocates named Sandi Situngkir, Robinson Manullang, and Kabet Neko Sinambela accompanied by the Advanced Indonesian Advocates Team submitted this complaint report to the Chairman of the DPN Peradi Fauzie Yusuf Hasibuan at the Peradi DPN Office, Thursday (6/13).
Sandi Situngkir considers BW has violated the code of ethics of the advocate profession in accordance with the Advocate Professional Code of Ethics and Law number 18 of 2003 concerning Advocates. Article 3 of Letter I of the Indonesian Advocates Professional Code of Ethics is stated, “An Advocate who is then appointed to a state position (executive, judicial, legislative) is not allowed to practice as an Advocate and is not justified or used by anyone or by any office in a a case that is being processed or is running as long as he holds the position “.
While Article 20 Paragraph (3) of the Advocate Law states that “Advocates who are state officials do not carry out the duties of an Advocate profession while holding the position”.
BW, Sandi said, received power from the Prabowo-Sandi couple on May 22, 2019, while DKI Governor Anies Baswedan said BW had been on leave as a TGUPP starting May 24, 2019.
“On May 22, BW colleagues signed or received power from Prabowo-Sandi. At the same time, BW was still the Chair of the TGUPP Corruption Prevention Field,” Sandi said at the Peradi DPN Office, Jakarta, Thursday (06/13/2019).
Sandi stated, so far, BW perceives itself as an advocate who builds the development of honesty, justice, and partiality for the poor. However, by serving as TGUPP, BW received a salary of around Rp. 41 million from the DKI Provincial Government.
“Then just leave the job,” he said.
In addition, BW is considered not to maintain the spirit of the advocate profession as a respectable profession because it is alleged to stunt the court. This refers to BW’s statement at the press conference after filing a lawsuit at the Court on May 24.
At that time, BW expressed hope that the Court would place itself as an important part where honesty and justice must be the character of power and not just part of an attitude of the corrupt regime. Sandi assessed that with his statement, BW was alleged to have violated Article 6 letter c of the Advocate Law which stated, “Advocates can be subjected to actions for reasons of behaving, behaving, speaking or issuing statements that show disrespect for law, legislation or court ”
“For this reason, we ask the Peradi DPN to examine alleged violations of BW ethics,” he said.
DPN Peradi received a complaint report submitted by Password. Fauzi promised to process this complaint as soon as possible. Moreover, BW was listed as a member of the DPN Peradi led by Fauzie.
“Hopefully there are no obstacles, and we must be able to see that as chairman I must apply independently of what is reported,” he said.