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Prof. Dailami Firdaus: The Role of DPD RI Should Not Be Marginalized

Jakarta, dpd.go.id - The role of the House of Regional Representative (DPD RI) in the future needs to be strengthened, to be more aligned and balanced. The existence of the Senator has the impression of a toothless tiger that just had space, but no authority.

The affirmation was delivered by Prof. Dr. H. Dailami Firdaus, DPD RI member of Jakarta, when appearing in Public Dialogue of DPD RI Socialization entitled 'Performance Formation of DPD RI Constitution' in front of 100 Faculty of Law students of Islamic University of As-Syafi'iyah (UIA), Saturday (17/2) afternoon.

"The condition of the House of Representatives (DPR) in Senayan is not yet willing to share because the legislation authority still in the DPR as a super institution, therefore DPD only has space, but no authority," said this Senator from DKI Jakarta.

In fact, according to Prof. Dailami Firdaus, Indonesia is not going to exist if there is no area that in fact is represented by the role of DPD RI. So do not be marginalized. In contrast, the role of DPD RI can fight for equality between the western, central, and eastern area.

Prof. Dailami also said that DPD RI members are more legitimate in the election. Because they are elected directly by the people through the general election !. And his voice is up to 2 million!

"The most important thing for me as a senator (individual) is to have sensitivity, and to carry out various roles, therefore, being a member of DPD RI is very challenging for me" said the man who was offered a number of political parties (Political Parties), so that later would go forward as a member of the House of Representatives (DPR RI).

Things that make concerned, said Prof. Dailami, there are still many people who do not know members of DPD RI and also its function. Not only the lower society, but among the top.

"But, for me what is more important is able to play political articulation, and also able to struggle in other places that come into direct contact with the community," said Prof. Dailami who attended the Public Dialogue event which is a joint Agency for Institutional Capacity Building of the House of Regional Representative of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD RI ) with the Islamic University As-Syafi'iyah.

19 Februari 2018
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