Hasyim Asy’ari Dismissed as KPU Chairman, Observer: Right So There Are No More Victims

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – The Election Organizer Honorary Council (DKPP) has officially dismissed Hasyim Asy’ari from his position as chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU). This decisive action is considered necessary to prevent further harm. Jeirry Sumampow, Coordinator of the Indonesian Voters Committee, expressed this sentiment to Beritasatu.com on Wednesday (3/7/2024). “Although a bit late, this DKPP decision is appropriate so that no more victims will fall in the future,” he said.

Jeirry noted that the public had been eagerly awaiting this verdict. According to him, Hasyim Asy’ari should have been dismissed much earlier due to previous immoral conduct allegations. “The KPU chairman should have been dismissed in previous immoral cases,” he asserted.

As an institution of integrity, the KPU’s reputation must be safeguarded, especially with the 2024 simultaneous regional head elections (Pilkada) approaching. “At least the DKPP’s decision can make the public a little relieved. Because a case like this could be used as material to hold the KPU hostage to not be neutral in the 2024 Pilkada,” Jeirry remarked.

Previously, the DKPP imposed a permanent dismissal sanction on KPU Chairman Hasyim Asy’ari over a sexual harassment case. This decision was announced during a verdict hearing at the DKPP office in Jakarta on Wednesday (3/7/2024). The DKPP upheld the complaint of a woman serving on an overseas election committee (PPLN), who reported Hasyim Asy’ari on April 18, 2024, for violating the election organizers’ code of ethics by committing immoral acts against her.

“The DKPP decided first, to grant the complainant’s complaint in its entirety. Second, to impose a permanent dismissal sanction on the respondent Hasyim Asy’ari as the chairman of the KPU and concurrently a member of the KPU, effective from the time this decision was read,” stated DKPP Assembly Chairman Heddy Lugito. The DKPP also requested President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to implement this decision within seven days from its announcement.

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Pertanyaan Umum (FAQ): Hasyim Asy’ari’s Dismissal as KPU Chairman


Q: Who is Hasyim Asy’ari?
A: Hasyim Asy’ari was the chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU) in Indonesia.

Q: Why was Hasyim Asy’ari dismissed from his position?
A: Hasyim Asy’ari was dismissed by the Election Organizer Honorary Council (DKPP) due to allegations of sexual harassment and violating the election organizers’ code of ethics.

Q: When was the dismissal decision made?
A: The decision was made and announced on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

Q: Who reported Hasyim Asy’ari to the DKPP?
A: A woman who served as a member of an overseas election committee (PPLN) reported Hasyim Asy’ari to the DKPP.

Q: What did the DKPP decide regarding the complaint?
A: The DKPP granted the complaint in its entirety and imposed a permanent dismissal sanction on Hasyim Asy’ari, effective immediately from the time the decision was read.

Q: What did Jeirry Sumampow say about the dismissal?
A: Jeirry Sumampow, Coordinator of the Indonesian Voters Committee, said the decision was appropriate, although a bit late, to prevent further victims. He also emphasized that the dismissal should have occurred earlier due to previous immoral conduct cases involving Hasyim Asy’ari.

Q: How does this decision impact the upcoming 2024 Pilkada?
A: Jeirry Sumampow noted that the DKPP’s decision helps maintain the integrity of the KPU and may alleviate public concerns about the KPU’s neutrality in the upcoming 2024 simultaneous regional head elections.

Q: What are the next steps following the DKPP’s decision?
A: The DKPP has requested President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to implement the decision within seven days of the announcement.

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