Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Student Executive Body (BEM) of Archipelago (Nusantara) appealed to Indonesians, including student activists nationwide, to maintain peace and security before the convening of president and vice president-elect's swearing-in ceremony, Sunday (Oct 20).

"BEM Nusantara has not yet issued the calls for staging rallies to avoid an allegation that we have an agenda for foiling the swearing-in of the president and vice president-elect," BEM Nusantara Central Coordinator Hengky Primana clarified in Jakarta on Friday.

Primana noted that BEM Nusantara had endeavored to ascertain smooth running of the swearing-in ceremony scheduled on Oct 20 since foiling it was viewed as running counter to democratic processes that so many eligible voters had recently participated in.

Speaking in connection with the students' demand to revoke the revised Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, he affirmed that BEM Nusantara will undertake three efforts to meet it, with the first being to hold a dialog with President Jokowi to convince him of the significance of issuing a government regulation in lieu of the law (Perppu).

The second effort concerned what Primana termed as a "legislative review," while the third endeavor was related to filing a judicial review of the law in the Constitutional Court (MK).

The Widodo-Amin pair will be sworn in at the Parliament Building on Oct 20. Some 30 thousand security personnel will secure this historic event.

In response to the historic event, the Islamic Students Association (HMI) has also pledged support to Widodo-Amin’s Oct-20 swearing-in ceremony as Indonesia's president and vice president for 2019-2024 since as Indonesia’s integral part, it will ensure this historic event runs smoothly.

"The HMI will secure the smooth convening of the swearing-in ceremony," Chairman of the University, Student, and Youth Affairs Division at HMI's Central Executive Board Akmal Fahmi noted in a press statement.

Fahmi believes incumbent President Widodo would issue a Perppu to revoke the controversial revision of the KPK Law.

In connection with the demand of demonstrating students to revoke the revised KPK Law, HMI has decided to let it be officially made effective since Thursday (Oct 17) by taking into account the absence of an emergency situation in the implementation of laws, he stated.

The judicial review will be an endeavor made by those opposing the revision of the KPK Law, he remarked.

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