Holding the Plenary Session, DPD RI Highlights Election Questions and Urban Village Funds


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - The House of Regional Representative (DPD) of the Republic of Indonesia hopes that in the period leading up to the election, all elements of society can still maintain unity. Differences in political choices must be addressed wisely as part of the development of democracy in a more mature Indonesia. Therefore, the DPD RI appealed to all communities not to be affected by incitements and maintain togetherness in differences.

"The differences in views and political choices in order to welcome the democratic party on April 17, 2019 are natural and commonplace. Because in essence all of them have the same goal, namely to bring the Indonesian state more advanced, just and prosperous, "said Vice Chairman of DPD RI, Nono Sampono, when opening the Plenary Session of DPD RI at Nusantara V Building on Monday (11/3) .

In the Plenary Session which scheduled the opening speech of the Session IV Year 2018-2019 and the activity report of DPD Members in the electoral district, Nono Sampono added that the implementation of the Election was tarnished by the many news hoaxes. DPD RI is concerned because of the rise of hoax news that has been able to influence the community and potentially lead to divisions. This is marked by the approaching of the election time, news of information about the utterances of hatred, slander, lies and prejudice increasingly spread in various media, especially social media that are often used by the public. The content contained in hoax news is considered not in accordance with the noble values of the nation which always prioritize respect and mutual tolerance among fellow groups and communities.

He encouraged all parties, including the government, to have moral responsibility in educating the public not to be easily provoked by false news. The media is also expected to be involved to maintain the condition of the nation to remain conducive and will not cause any separation

"The DPD also requested that social media and mass media both online and print should be able to function as a provider of education and information for the community and participate in maintaining the condition of the nation to remain conducive. In addition, we also urge that we be able to use social media wisely in order to safeguard the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, "said this DPD member from Maluku Province.

In addition to the election, the DPD RI also highlighted the issue of sub village funds. This Vice Chairman of the DPD RI Field I hoped that the government in disbursing urban village funds is truly on target with the right distribution and accountability mechanisms. DPD RI hoped that the urban village funds of Rp. 3 trillion that will be allocated to 8,122 urban villages in Indonesia can promote prosperity and foster equitable development in the region.

"The DPD RI also hoped that the urban village funds can touch remote areas and all corners of the city so that we will no longer meet urban villages in Indonesia that are still underdeveloped. We hope that the existence of this urban villagefund will create equitable development in regions throughout Indonesia, "he added.

In this Plenary Session, each province submitted a report on the activities of DPD RI Members in their constituencies. Each Member undertakes the absorption of aspirations in the province of origin, then reported in this Plenary Session to be followed up by the DPD RI Committees in accordance with their field of work. *** ars


11 Maret 2019