Jakarta – Chairperson of the Election Supervisory Body Abhan said that his party had never received a report or complaint from Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno (Prabowo-Sandi) about the position of Vice President 01 Ma’ruf Amin as Sharia Supervisory Board in BNI Syariah and Bank Syariah Mandiri. Abhan admitted that until the final stages of the recapitulation there had been no reports to Bawaslu.
“Until yesterday the final recapitulation had no complaints or BPN reports to Bawaslu regarding Pak Ma’ruf Amin’s position,” Abhan said at the MK Building, Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, Wednesday (06/12/2019).
Bawaslu, said Abhan, indeed handled the alleged administrative violations committed by the KPU against Indonesian legislative candidates Gerindra Mirah Sumirat. The KPU stated that Sumirat did not fulfill the requirements (TSM) to enter DCT because it did not resign from the BUMN subsidiary.
However, Bawaslu stated Sumirat MS because it assessed that BUMN subsidiaries were not state-owned companies, so Sumirat was not included as a BUMN employee who had to resign if he failed .
“Indeed, referring to the Sumirat case, at that time the TMS was declared by the KPU, then submitted an administrative handling to Bawaslu and we stated that we fulfilled the requirements, so it was there. For this case (Ma’ruf) we have not received a report,” he explained.
Nevertheless, Abhan was reluctant to state that Ma’ruf Amin violated Article 227 letter p of Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning Elections due to taking office
Sharia Supervisory Board in two BUMN subsidiaries. When referring to the Sumirat case, he said, officials or employees in state-owned subsidiaries should not need to resign.
Furthermore, Abhan said that the Election Supervisory Body had not provided a statement about Ma’ruf Amin’s position status in his written answer submitted to the Constitutional Court. Because the statement submitted by Bawaslu was still based on Prabowo-Sandi’s initial request, which had not questioned Ma’ruf Amin’s position status.
“But whatever evidence is submitted is certainly legitimate as part of proof. If indeed it concerns Bawaslu, then the Bawaslu will provide information,” he concluded.