House extends Akil’s
tenure as justice

Constitutional Court justice Akil Mochtar said on Friday that the House of Representatives had agreed to extend his tenure, which ends in August. 

Members of House Commission III overseeing law and human rights approved the extension by acclamation, he told the press at his office. “I am waiting for my current tenure to expire on Aug. 16, as it is impossible to issue a new presidential decree on my appointment before my term ends.

"Akil was reelected without having to undergo screening like other justice candidates. Akil, who was selected as a justice in 2008, previously served as a Golkar Party lawmaker for two terms.

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