MUI seeks nation's acceptance on MK ruling to end dispute

MUI seeks nation's acceptance on MK ruling to end dispute

(File Photo) - The Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI) deputy chairman, Zainut Tauhid Saadi. (ANTARA/Anom Prihantoro)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI) has called on all elements of the nation, especially Muslims, to accept the Constitutional Court's (MK's) ruling on the presidential election result dispute, scheduled to be declared on Thursday.

"The MUI appeals to the people, at large, to accept the court's ruling wholeheartedly and sincerely, as it is final and binding," the council's deputy chairman, Zainut Tauhid Saadi, told journalists here on Wednesday.

The MK's spokesman Fajar Laksono had earlier noted that the court's nine judges will deliver their final decision on Thursday or a day earlier than June 28, set for announcing the ruling.

The MK has accrued facts from both camps during a week-long hearing on the presidential election dispute held since Friday (June 14), and a Consultative Meeting of Judges (RPH) has been underway since June 23 to seek the opinions of all judges, he revealed.

Saadi remarked that the MK ruling should be viewed as the "best binding decision" to resolve the presidential election result dispute and to put to rest all differences.

During the week-long hearing, the people, at large, could witness the hearing in the courtroom that had run in a smooth and orderly manner by adhering to the principles of justice, fairness, independence, transparency, and professionalism.

Hence, the MUI has called on the entire nation to lay trust on the court's nine-judge panel that will reach a final decision fairly, honestly, and responsibly for the sake of the nation, state, and Almightily Allah SWT, he emphasized.

To maintain peace and stability, the MUI has appealed to the people, at large, to maintain calm; avoid unlawful and violent acts; participate in securing law and order; and voice their aspirations in a peaceful and orderly manner.

According to Saadi, the MUI lauded all parties, particularly the two presidential and vice presidential candidate pairs, for following legal and constitutional procedures to resolve the election result dispute.

"Taking the legal course in solving the dispute is a good lesson for our people in practicing democracy in a healthy, mature, and dignified manner.

The MUI has urged community members, divided by differences in political preferences during the recent presidential and parliamentary elections, to restore the spirit of brotherhood as sons of one nation. Related news: Indonesian Ulema Council says no "people power" movement

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