JOGJA (KU) – An institution that is nationally legitimate is required to maintain, develop, and actualise the Pancasila values, but is also open for criticism. This is important to do bearing in mind that there is conflict of interest that is based on market and religion fundamentalim, infiltrating into the legislation and regulation. The fact has made the state life no longer referring to Pancasila values. "So, a strengthening and monitoring of Pancasila ideology, particularly in current legislation politics, is required," said the Head of Center for Pancasila Studies of UGM, Drs. Sindung Tjahyadi, M.Hum., on Friday (4/6) in his office.
He added that history showed the fluctuation of implementation and consistence of Pancasila, caused by internal and external factors and commitment of national leaders. "The national leaders should stick to the values of Pancasila in running the state," he said.
Besides, Sindung criticised the more marginalised values of Pancasila in the post-reform national legal system. In his opinion, it is necessary to build the legal 'house' of Pancasila with more progressive efforts by restoring Indonesian legal science paradigm that refers to Pancasila values.