Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) builds cooperation with Indonesian Parliament (DPR RI) Expertise Agency on education and research to strengthen its legislative function. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dean of Faculty of Law UGM, Prof. Dr. Sigit Riyanto, S.H., LLM. and the Head of Indonesian Parliament Expertise Agency, Johnson Rajagukguk. S.H., M.Hum. on Wednesday (22/3) at Faculty of Law, UGM.
Sigit Riyanto gives positive response upon the cooperation with Indonesian Parliament Expertise Agency. According to Sigit, this cooperation gives opportunity for Faculty of Law UGM to contribute in enhancing the legislative function of Indonesian Parliament Expertise Agency. “Through this cooperation, we hope human resources in Faculty of Law UGM can contribute to the Parliament Expertise Agency,” said Sigit.
Sigit said the cooperation is not related with the amendment issue of Corruption Eradication Commission law which has been encouraged by Indonesian Parliament. According to the Professor, every constitution amendment issue always raises pro and contra in society. “Corruption issues in our nation always become interesting issues which create pro and contra from time to time. However, opinions upon the amendment from UGM academician community is a part of society voice,” he added.
Furthermore, Sigit explained corruption issues are strongly related to civilization level of a nation. A nation which has advanced civilization, according to Sigit, will have few numbers of corruption cases. “Nation which has advanced civilization and firm rule of law will have few corruption cases,” he emphasized.
Johnson Rajagukguk said the cooperation with Faculty of Law UGM is in line with the implementation of Tri Dharma (three duties) of university which are research and academics which observes legislative function of Indonesian Parliament. “This cooperation does not aim to look for aspiration upon the constitution amendment, but it aims to support the development of Indonesian Law in the future,” he added.