Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hemas

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Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hemas was born in Jakarta, October 31, 1952; age 62 years old with her birth name Tatiek Drajad Supriastuti is the consort of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwana X, who is the king of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta since 1989 and Governor of Yogyakarta since 1998. Since 2004, Ratu Hemas became a member of the House of Regional Representative of the Republic of Indonesia from Yogyakarta Province and served as Vice Chairwoman of the House of Regional Representative in 2009-2014 and 2014-2019 periods.

Her works in DPD, among others, in November 2012, GKR Hemas, together with Laode Ida, I Wayan Sudirta, and John Pieris represented DPD RI to file a judicial review on thr Act No. 27 Year 2009 and Act No. 12 Year 2011 to the Constitutional Court in relation to article 22 D of 1945 Constitution on the equal rights between the DPD and DPR, and to weaken the relationship between central and local.

In the law-making process, DPD gets the power to provide input, but does not get a role to pass the law. DPD wants the legislature to actively support the people's apiration in the region, and gets a role for this power and based on the constitution, DPD is entitled to submit the bill and has submitted 35 proposals Bill of DPD, but never been discussed in the DPR.

In addition, GKR Hemas also aggressively opposed the Pornography Act, because it cornered the women. Ratu Hemas is known for her preserverence in actively fighting for her constituents. Hemas is incessant to speak out on women's rights. When the bill was going to be ratified by the DPR, she was one who opposed. Ratu Hemas even walked to the streets along with the people of Bali to oppose pornography act which is considered of cornering women. Nonetheless, she agreed with the child protection issues, the dangers of the internet and its impact, but not by law.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

12 Oktober 2014