It was business as usual for Hendarman Supandji on Thursday despite a controversy over his legality as the country’s attorney general following the Constitutional Court’s ruling which said his tenure had already been over.
Hendarman arrived at the Attorney General’s Office at 9:15 a.m., flanked by his adjutant. He was riding his office car, a Toyota Crown Royal Saloon with number plate B 1898 RFS, kompas.com reported.
“I am in to receive Attorney General’s Office staff who will seek my advice,” Hendarman told reporters who had been waiting for his arrival.
He added that he would not make any strategic decisions following the Constitutional Court’s ruling, and was still waiting for the president’s directive.
Constitutional Court chief Mahfud MD said after a court hearing that Hendarman was no longer the attorney general as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday. But the government has insisted that Hendarman remains the legitimate attorney general, until the president installs his replacement.