Jakarta, Kebebasaninformasi.org – Dozens of civil society from all over Indonesia has conducted the National Conference of Civil Society (KNMS) for Strengthening Democracy in Indonesia after the 2014 election, on Tuesday-Wednesday (November 25-26th, 2014). The results of these conferences are recommendations to be submitted to the government to be material to strengthen the democracy in the future.
There are 7 points of recommendations generated, namely:
It was conveyed by the Director of Puskapol UI, Sri Budi Eko Wardani in the National Conference entitled “Strengthening Civil Society and Democracy After 2014-election at Hotel JS Luwansa Jakarta on Wednesday (November 26th, 2014).
First, creating codification of the election law followed by synchronization and harmonization of all regulations elections.
Second, support the restrictions on cash transactions and make political party officials as a subject that could be criminalized through the corruption of illegal funds.
Third, the need for recruitment system that produces election officials who have a good understanding of electoral, has a spirit of service, to maintain neutrality mainly to election participants and the government, have good administration skills, quickly and accurately understand the technical implementation of the elections and has openness on feedback from elements of society.
Fourth, the need to anticipate the potential for violence, especially with the election which will be held next year.
Fifth, the media must remain professional and residents must remain critical and participatory so that both are effective as a counterweight and suppressor to legislative, executive and judicial branches.
Sixth, the need for increased political participation of citizens, for example in the form of unions, communities, and public forums that fight for the public interest. Political participation should always be based on a real connectivity with citizens.
The last recommendation, the Commission should immediately organize management systems and information services as mandated by Law No. 14 of 2008 on Freedom of Information Law.
These Civil Society Coalition is consists of several civil society organizations, including Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW), Indonesian Parliamentary Center (IPC), People’s Voter Education Network (JPPR), Migrant Care, Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem), Indonesian Association for Media Development (PPMN), Puskapol UI, Public Virtue Institute, Women’s Solidarity and Yappika.