"Congratulations on the launch of Bawaslu's legal consultation post. Hopefully, it would realize direct, public, free, confidential, honest, and fair elections," Bawaslu Head Rahmat Bagja said at the launch event of the post, which was aired on Bawaslu's YouTube channel on Friday.
He noted that the launch of the post coincided with Constitution Day, which is commemorated every August 18 in Indonesia. According to him, the Constitution is the agreement of the Indonesian nation.
Bagja further said that, in the context of elections, the essence of this agreement is the existence of participation rights of all stakeholders in order to carry out the mandate of the Constitution with the spirit of fastabiqul khairat or competing in goodness.
"(This is) to provide access or justice to all Indonesian people in realizing election justice," he said.
Meanwhile, Bawaslu's Secretary General Ichsan Fuady informed that the post was launched due to the agency's zeal to provide a space for the general public to get information about the general elections.
According to him, the post will also provide space for general elections supervisors to conduct consultations and obtain legal considerations in carrying out the duties and functions of election supervision.
He said the launch of the post is aimed at realizing consultation services that are fast, easy, transparent, and integrated. The agency is also aiming to provide services that are accountable and free from corruption, collusion, and nepotism.
"Bawaslu wants to improve public services by providing legal consultation facilities to the public and general elections supervisors who need information, knowledge, or legal opinion on electoral law," Fuady remarked.
He also expressed the hope that the post would boost the quality of the agency's public services and make them fast, easy, transparent, and measurable, as part of good governance.
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