Held a Talkshow, UMM and KKU Compared The Democratization of Indonesia-Thailand

Author : Humas | Wednesday, January 23, 2019 09:36 WIB
Thai COLA KKU students (black alma mater) and UMM IP students (red alma mater) took a picture together after delivering the material. (Photo: Special)

Located in the courtroom of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), students of Government Science Department with students of student exchange from the College of Local Administration (COLA) Khon Kaen University (KKU) Thailand held a talk show on Tuesday (1/22). Discussed student movements in the democratization process in Indonesia and Thailand.

This discussion began with the explanation of COLA KKU student Sittisak Khaeothanmanukun regarding the system of governance in Thailand. Sittisak explained, Thailand is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that adheres to the system of monarchy government. The country is led by a king named King Rama X. "The Thai people have great respect for their king as a moral leader," he explained.

Like other Monarchy countries, continued Sittisak, in this case, the head of government was the prime minister appointed by the king of parliamentarians. Usually, they were the majority party leader. From this aspect, the COLA KKU students admitted that the difference between Indonesia and Thailand was very obvious.

However, said Sittisak, there were similarities between Indonesia and Thailand. There are an executive, legislative and judicial institutions. "If back to the history, Indonesia and Thailand both have problems with the existence of communism which is embraced by some people in the country," he explained.

In Thailand in 1473, there were punishments for Communist believers who wanted to persecute the king. Communists in Thailand were considered to be banned because they can threaten sovereignty. "This is like in Indonesia which has problems with this understanding," said Sittisak.

Meanwhile, called the UMM IP student Tia Marwah, the party system in the 1955 to 2014 Election period gave colon to elections in Indonesia. Starting from a democratic system to a democratic psuedo. "The important point in the holding of elections in Indonesia is to guarantee political rights, guarantee elite circulation, protect people's sovereignty, and ensure public health," Tia explained.

The implementation of the Election must at least embody points, called Tia, through the vision and mission and strategy of each presidential candidate pair. "It is not just a discourse conflict to fight for and maintain power, but to realize political justice, social and economic justice," concluded Danang Kurniawan, UMM IP student who was also a speaker. (Win)



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