Monday, 17 June 2019 | 11:59 WIB

Fahri Hamzah is Only Trying to Survive at the End of His Political Career

Fahri Hamzah is Only Trying to Survive at the End of His Political Career (netralnews/Adiel Manafe)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Political observer Arbi Sanit says Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR) Fahri Hamzah is trying to survive the end of his political career by making controversial statements, one of which is by proposing that the government dissolve the Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK) and the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM).

"He's just trying to survive, sticking to the last remaining position, as he is at the end of his political career. Hence, his situation is exploited and maximized," Arbi said to netralnews.com on Sunday (7/9).

What Arbi meant by the end of political career is the matter of Fahri's membership in the Social Justice Party (PKS), which also affects his position at the House of Representatives.

According to him, although Fahri won a lawsuit over PKS on his dismissal from the party, but the decision has no legal backing since PKS appealed the decision. And since the legal process is still running, Fahri's status as a member of PKS becomes the status quo.

"He is facing a legal process only, but the rule of law is the status of a litigant is the status quo, which he relies on," Arbi said.

"So this is just a matter of manipulation, and the manipulation of his unfinished position is terminated either by PKS or by the government or by the House of Representatives, but he is in proses of dismissal, and just hanging," he said.

Previously, Fahri asked President Joko Widodo to dissolve Komnas HAM and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) because these institutions are not needed astheir functions and duties are already in the core institutions of the state, such as the police and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.