24 July 2013
32 cases of information disputes so far this year still remain unprocessed in East Java Information Commission (KI) due to structural changes in Information Commission Regulation No. 1/2013 about Public Information Dispute Resolution Procedure.
According to East Java KI commissioner Daan Rahmad Tanod, the regulation has a clause that states information dispute case must be registered by a clerk who is, in this case, is the East Java KI secretary.
â€śHowever, no secretary has been appointed,â€ť said Daan on Tuesday (23/7/2013).
Before the regulation is officially implemented, all information disputes can be solved because Information Commission Regulation No. 2/2010 that only appoints commissioner as clerk is still in place.
â€śNext month, we will try to use our discretion for the new regulation so that all cases can be resolved fast,â€ť said he said.
Most of the 32 cases involve NGOs fighting against government and non-government agencies.
The non-government agencies are political parties that consist of Golkar, Hanura, PAN, Democratic Party and PKB. â€śMost requesters demand budget transparency,â€ť he said.