Comic farce

Kompas – October 5, 2013
Comic farce

Man: A comic farce! Meanwhile our legal system remains a tragedy!

The squabble over President Yudhoyono’s nomination of controversial Democratic Party lawmaker Ruhut Sitompul to head the House of Representatives Commission III overseeing law and human rights – which has actively sought to weaken oversight and control of the country’s notoriously corrupt legal system – took a comic twist this week with Sitompul threatening to expose the ‘dark records’ of colleagues who oppose his appointment on the grounds he lacks ‘moral judgment’.