A Judge’s Verdict: The Wisdom of M. Daming Sunusi
By N Mark Castro
Supreme Court justice candidate M. Daming Sunusi recently displayed his judicial brilliance during his assessment hearing for Supreme Court justice candidates at the House.
According to reports, Andi Anzhar, a lawmaker from the National Mandate Party, asked Daming’s opinion about sentencing rapists to death, to which he answered, “Both the rapist and the victim enjoy it. So, [we] have to think again about death sentence.”
Some lawmakers laughed at his inappropriate joke, though his remarks prompted considerable criticism, particularly from the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras).
If M. Daming Sunusi’s remark isn’t Solomonic in wisdom, then it must be idiotic.
It is highly doubtful that his statements may be misinterpreted … it is also highly doubtful that his place should be in the highest court of the land.
It would be a great disservice to the nation if we limit his intelligence to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia. His true calling is far higher than the court of last resort. Let’s …
not deprive some kampoeng its resident idiot, to which he truly belongs.