Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin highlighted the need to enforce the applicable law in Indonesia in the face of boundless information.

"Currently, the world is almost without barriers. Information is very easy to obtain, and changes are taking place so fast in the world. The law enforcement apparatus is demanded to be more prepared and alert. Laws must be upheld firmly," he noted in his remarks while opening the 3rd Indonesian Constitutional Court International Symposium (ICCIS) in Bali, Monday.

In the face of extensive dissemination of information, particularly in the digital era through technological developments, he viewed the role of the Constitutional Court (MK) as being important.

The MK, as a state institution, must be able to furnish big ideas by taking into account constitutional aspects when the government is designing a policy.

"Great ideas in the midst of rapid development are urgently required. Everything is done to reaffirm the most important task of state institutions, specifically serving, protecting, and boosting the people's welfare," he expounded.

At the yearly event, featuring representatives of the MK from several nations, he expressed hope that constitutional institutions would be stronger and pay greater attention to the social and economic rights of citizens of each country.

"It is the responsibility of the state to advance economic, social, and cultural rights. This is not only in the form of an obligation of result but also in the form of obligation of conduct," he noted.

Nine judges of the MK and delegation representatives from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and Uzbekistan attended the 3rd ICCIS held in Nusa Dua, Bali. Related news: Law officers should not be hijacked by organized crime : president
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