Law enforcement is increasingly chaotic in Indonesia because the number of black advocates is more dominant. The conclusion was disclosed by Chairman of Yap Thiam Hien Foundation cum General Chairman of the Indonesian Advocate Association (IKadin) Todung Mulya Lubis in the centennial celebration of Yap Tiam Hien and the release of book “Yap Thiem Hien: Trans-Nation Fighter “in Jakarta some time ago. Mulya said that the poor law enforcement is not attributable fully to rampant violation frequently committed by law enforcement apparatuses, such as judget and prosecutor but also black advocates playing in the circle of law mafia (www.suarapembaruan.com, 24/5/2013).
The existence of black advocates in Indonesia has been disclosed frequently. In social network media, advocates often appearing at the court to defend corrupters are linked to the black advocates as meant by Mulya. It’s logic if there is a worry about law enforcement amid the presence of advocates tending to justify all methods in defending their clients. It’s logic too if there is a cynical question about contribution of advocates to development and anti-corruption movement. Surely the worry felt by Mulya is also our worry.
Law enforcement is any of the factors influencing the quality of democracy and development of a nation, including Indonesia. In this position, advocates play a quite important role so that we need to put note on the conclusion of senior advocate Todung Mulya Lubis. However, black advocates, amid the rising number, constitute a concrete threat against Indonesia people because law constitutes estuary of the national and state issues. If law enforcement is poor, the whole national and state orders would be bad.
Poor law enforcement is any of the serious issues encountering Indonesia. The reality later implies on politics, economy and others. Rampant actions of people to bring law to their own hand constitute an issues triggered by the loss of public trust to law enforcers. In this point, the conclusion is true. Law could only be enforced by integrity, honest and impartial apparatuses. Numerous black advocates operating in court room become a factor impeding just law enforcement. The condition gets worst when the black advocates have specific relations with prosecutors and judges.
Black advocate constitutes a reality explaining phenomenon of demented defense for clients so that the discharge of the clients from legal sanction becomes the only goal. With the expectation, an advocate tends to excuse all methods to release his/her client from legal sanction. It’s estuary of the whole unfairness and manipulation of law. Surely an advocate could not work without support of prosecutor and judged. True justice is impossible to materialize if the court has become a colony of the poor law enforcers.
The conclusion of Mulya should be interpreted as a slap in the face of advocates cum appeal to introspect and return to the route of struggle for seeking justice properly and honorably. Advocate is a noble position as noble as the law. Indeed, advocate is a noble position as noble as the law. Indeed, advocate is obliged to seek justice for his/her client but he/she is also bound to moral and professional obligation to enforce law.
Jakarta, May 31, 2013
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