FoINI Urges North Kalimantan Government to Form Information Commission
4 May 2016
Up until April 2016, the North Kalimantan Province has not established Information Commission. The FOINI Coalition sees that it is urgent for the provincial government to establish the commission in six regions. In order to achieve that, FOINI has done the following:
- Urging OGI National Secretariat to include a target of 100% in establishing the Provincial Information Commission in 2016.
- Urging the Information Commission to keep encouraging the forming of Provincial Information Commission in 2016.
- Overseeing the forming of Information Commission in six regions in cooperation with FOINI network in regions.
In the public discussion held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, representatives from the government, universities, civil societies, the Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) and the media in North Kalimantan seemed to have little understanding about the Public information Disclosure Law (UU KIP). Most participants still questioned the need to form the Information Commission.
However, after gaining explanation about the importance of UU KIP, it was agreed that the Information Commission plays an important role in securing human rights.
In the discussion, Nurhayati (Chair of Commission I of North Kalimantan DPRD) da Suriansyah (Assistant of the North Kalimantan Government) stated their commitment to form a selection team so that by December 2016, North Kalimantan has established the Information Commission. Regarding the formation of Information and Documentation Managing Officer (PPID), Suriansyah said it was being reviewed by the Legal Bureau of the North Kalimantan Province. (Desiana Samosir).