Palu, - Supervisory Board of the General Election (BAWASLU) cooperates with Palu State Islamic Institute, Central Sulawesi to strengthen the socialization of election supervision in Central Sulawesi.
The cooperation was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the institutes, at the Auditorium of IAIN Palu, Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.
"This opportunity is a continuation of the previous period cooperation design, with a similar idea," said Chairman of the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) Central Sulawesi Ruslan Husein, at IAIN Palu on Tuesday.
Ruslan Husein admitted that Bawaslu is in need of active participation from all elements of society, including state universities to participate in realizing a quality democracy, honest, just and moral.
Therefore, Ruslan said, the cooperation between the two agencies is expected to be the basis of IAIN Palu to participate in providing an understanding to the stakeholder, and all components of the community in the development and socialization that have a good impact on the election supervision improvement.
"The existence of BAWASLU is nothing, if there is no active participation from the community to jointly realize democracy that is dignified, honest, just and moral," said Ruslan. He acknowledged that one of the election organizers he leads has a prevention and repression function granted by the state through the provisions of legislation.
However, he said, it would be much better if it can be maximized by coaching and supervision to minimize fraud, irregularities in the election so as not to have an impact on the prosecution.
Meanwhile, IAIN Palu Rector, Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi, MPd appreciated BAWASLU for the commitment to build a quality democracy through institutional function.
Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi admitted that BAWASLU is one of the election organizers that is very important in realizing the qualified good election.
"Alhamdulillah we are working with Bawaslu, one of the institutions or agencies that is very important in the election. One of its duties is supervising every process of democracy including the election of regional heads, legislative elections and general elections, "said Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd.
Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi stated that IAIN Palu is willing to assist Bawaslu Central Sulawesi in realizing a moral, dignity, and qualified democracy based on justice and honesty in the process.
Therefore, he said, IAIN Palu awaits the follow-up of the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the form of concrete activities in the community.
Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi said that the cooperation between the two institutions is one of BAWASLU's efforts to provide quality democracy education to the students.
"This cooperation has directly asked us all academic community, especially student figures to participate in general election as well as a part of democracy learning," he explained.
Furthermore, he explained that IAIN Palu is willing to jointly improve the quality of democracy from every process, thus providing maximum results that impact on the implementation of politics and government.