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).

And this came at the heels of the death of the 11-year old girl who died from a grotesque sexual abuse, in other words, RAPE.

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.

About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the chief political communications strategist for PT AsiaLeads, a political and communications policy-making body based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also the Executive Director at the Southeast Asia Consulting Group, an investment advisory company assisting clients roll out their presence for the ASEAN Economic Integration in partnership with government. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

Posted on January 16, 2013, in General, Politics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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