Minister of the Interior Prof. H.M. Tito Karnavian Ph.D., received a hearing from Bali Governor I Wayan Koster and his entourage in the Main Meeting Room Building A, Ministry of Home Affairs, Jakarta, Thursday.
On that occasion, the Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster conveyed his aspirations related to the Draft Law (RUU) of the Province of Bali which had also been held by an audience with Commission II of the Indonesian Parliament on (11/26/2019).
"Our aim is to convey the aspirations of the Balinese people regarding the Draft Law on the Province of Bali in the form of draft documents and Academic Draft Laws that have been prepared since a year ago, and we report to the Minister that these aspirations actually appeared 15 years ago, and we report them also. that on 26 November, we had a hearing to the House of Representatives Commission II, proceed to the Chairman of the DPD RI, and we are grateful that the House of Representatives Commission II and the Chairman of the DPD RI gave a very positive response to support the proposal from the Bali Province, "said Koster.
On the occasion, the Koster also presented a number of basic points for consideration of the Draft Law on the Province of Bali, as well as the systematic Draft Law on the Province of Bali consisting of 12 Chapters and 39 articles.
In response, the Minister of Home Affairs responded positively to the proposal, because it was still within the framework of the Republic of Indonesia and not burdensome in terms of the budget, taking into account the push for the National Legislation Program in 2020-2025.
"Therefore, the academic study is complete, the points that have become corridors so far, the issue of the Republic of Indonesia, the budget problem, this is also still in the corridor and does not conflict with the philosophy of the Central Government, I think it will be easier to push . But to push it into the problem, it is certain that what was mentioned was already included in the Proglenas in the 2020-2025 medium term, that's for sure, "said the Minister of Home Affairs.
The Minister of Home Affairs also considered that the proposed Draft Law, if viewed from the legal aspect, was appropriate to be carried out considering the Law that was used by the Province of Bali was considered to be no longer relevant to the constitution.
"We also see that it is not strange, in fact it is profitable and seen from the legal basis is also not appropriate, this is a very realistic reason I think. The existing Provincial Law of Bali is based on Law Number 64 of 1958 which is based on the RIS Law (Republic of United States of America) Year ‘50, where Bali, NTT, NTB is a state of the United Republic of Indonesia. Now it's different, our country is NKRI under the foundation of the Pancasila state, the 1945 Constitution. Now, I think that one of the reasons for the need for a law on the Province of Bali, under the Republic of Indonesia and the 1945 Constitution, "he explained.
Not only that, according to the Minister of Home Affairs, power and recognition of the development of cultural and tourism potential are also one of the reasons behind the Draft Law on the Province of Bali.
"The point is to provide flexibility and recognition of their existence in the context of developing cultural tourism potential. We know Bali is one of the tourist destinations in Indonesia and most of the PAD comes from tourism, that is the power to get PAD, and this is not only for Bali, it is also useful for the nation, "he said.
In line with this, the Minister of Home Affairs also sees that the Draft Law on the Province of Bali will provide space for the Bali Authority to develop the potential for cultural tourism and local wisdom to contribute to the PAD and foreign exchange.
"Then provide more flexibility for the Bali Authority to develop distinctive cultural potential and local wisdom, but in the context of diversity, tolerance is in accordance with the spirit of the Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution. This I think is only 39 articles, not also burdensome state finances, precisely with "This freedom allows more tourists to come so that they will contribute to foreign exchange, taxes, and others for the benefit of not only Bali, but also the interests of other regions in Indonesia," he concluded.
The meeting also accompanied the Governor of Bali, namely the Chairperson of the Bali Provincial DPRD, Members of the DPR RI in the Balinese electoral district, members of the DPD RI in the Electoral District of Bali, the Regent of Buleleng and the Deputy Regent of Buleleng, the Regent of Gianyar, the Regent of Klungkung, the Deputy Regent of Bangli, the Deputy Regent of Karangasem, the Deputy Mayor of Bali Denpasar, Chairperson of Regency/City DPRD in Bali, Bali Traditional Village Assembly, Rector of the Denpasar Hindu Dharma Institute, and religious leaders and community leaders in Bali.