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Jakarta Post

Supreme Court welcomes two new justices

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  12:36 am

The House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs approved on Wednesday the nomination of two career judges as Supreme Court justices.

They are Abdul Manaf, who spent most of his career in the religious court, and civil court judge Pri Pambudi Teguh, who is also the older brother of Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo.

The new two justices, who were proposed by the Judicial Commission following a series of tests and interviews, will now serve the Supreme Court’s religious chamber and civil chamber.

Abdul and Pri survived the confirmation hearing on Tuesday and were approved by all 10 political party factions on Wednesday.

“We approved [the pair] by acclamation, particularly since the Supreme Court is in need of more justices,” Commission III deputy chairman Desmond J. Mahesa of the Gerindra Party said on Wednesday.

Abdul is a f...