YOGYAKARTA – Rector of UGM, Prof Ir Sudjarwadi, M. Eng, Ph.D, asserts that the philosophical view of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and Sri Sultan HB X about who deserves to be the Governor of Yogyakarta is the same. Because philosophically the keyword of President SBY about democracy is the same with the keyword of Sri Sultan HB X, i.e. "ask the people".
"The keywords of HB IX which was followed by Sri Paku Alam VII, "throne for the people", is also the essence of democracy," said Prof Ir. Sudjarwadi to the reporters in Leadership Conference room on Wednesday (15/12).
The Rector added, there is no philosophical difference between Sri Sultan HB IX, Sri Sultan HB X, President SBY, and Sri Paku Alam VII and VIII. We just have not found the implementation instrumentation of the philosophical similarity into a law format that gives sustainable benefits and improvements to the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesians and the people of Yogyakarta.
“It is the implementation instrumentation of philosophical similarities that are implemented in the format of law that has not been found," he said.
To find the best instrumentation, the Rector expressed his readiness, if asked, to give suggestions through a consultative process with the President and Sri Sultan HB X.
"The proposal certainly will be enhanced by the joint-policy between the President and Sri Sultan HB X as leaders of the nation. The result will be effective in terms of the nation’s energy and finance," said Sudjarwadi.
The Rector emphasized that the proposed instrumentation is a policy framework of synergistic combination between President Yudhoyono and Sri Sultan HB X with the principle of visionary and optimal contextual goodness.
The synergistic wisdom of the two leaders, the Rector believed, would later undergo legal process, taking input from the people, Regional House of Representatives, and House of Representatives in a good atmosphere, with the finishing touch from the House of Representatives to finalize it, which will be an important milestone for the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) motto of Indonesia’s democratic order in the future.
"Certainly, the people’s aspirations and the results of Yogyakarta Regional House of Representatives plenary session yesterday will complement both ideas later on," Sudjarwadi added.