Sat, 12 Aug 2000

Assembly forms three commissions

JAKARTA (JP): The People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) chose on Friday Jakob Tobing, Rambe Kamarulzaman and Faisal Baasir to head three commissions which will deliberate draft decrees, amendments to the 1945 Constitution and the progress reports of state institutions.

Jakob of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) faction was named chairman of Commission A. Comprising of 228 members, his commission is tasked with deliberating drafts of constitutional amendments proposed by the MPR working committee.

Slamet Effendy Yusuf of the Golkar Party faction, Toha Kamil Hasan of interest groups, Zein Badjeber of the United Development Party (PPP) faction, Alimasykur Musa of the National Awakening Party (PKB) faction, Hamdan Zoelva of the Crescent Star Party (PBB) faction and Antonious Rahail of the Indonesian Nationhood faction were appointed deputies to Jakob.

The top post in Commission B, which groups 223 people, was given to Golkar Party faction member Rambe. The commission will discuss drafts of MPR decrees offered by the MPR working committee.

To assist Rambe, Sabam Sirait of the PDI Perjuangan faction, Mahrus Usman of the PKB faction, Muhammadi of the Reform faction, Mannase Malo of the Love the Nation Democratic Party (PDKB) faction, Faisal Tamin from interest groups and Ketut Astaman of the Indonesian Military (TNI)/National Police faction were appointed the commission's deputy chairmen.

Commission C, which is assigned to assess progress reports delivered by the President and other heads of the state's top institutions, will be led by Faisal of the PPP faction. The commission has 231 members.

Faisal will be helped by Rully Chairul Azwar of the Golkar faction, Siswono Yudohusodo of interest groups, Fuad Bawazier of the Reform faction, Sayuti Rahawali of the United Ummat Sovereignty faction, Postdam Hutasoit of the PDI Perjuangan faction and Maruf Amin of the PKB faction.

The three commissions have been given until Monday to complete their jobs and present their reports to the MPR plenary session the following day. (rms/dja/jun/nvn)