Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
The Efforts of the Chair of the High Council of the Democratic Party, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) registering Democrats as Intellectual Property Rights (HAKI) in their personal names was rejected by the camp Moeldoko and parties claiming to be the founder of the party.
Democrat spokesman Moeldoko Muhammad Rahmad admitted that he received an open letter from one of the party’s founders on behalf of Wisnu Herryanto Krestowo to the Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly. In the letter, Wisnu asked the Directorate General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights to reject SBY’s request.
“I beg with respect for the sake of justice and truth, for the Directorate General of KI of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights to firmly reject the submission of Copyright and Intellectual Property by SBY’s brother on the name / logo / symbol of the Democratic Party as his personal property, because Democrats as an open party already belong to the nation and state, “said Wisnu in the letter, as quoted Monday (12/4).
He and Vence Rumangkang and Kurdi Mustofa were the parties who initiated the establishment of the Democrats in 2001. The idea for the establishment emerged after SBY failed to be elected as vice president at the MPR RI Special Session.
Wisnu also admitted that he designed and created the red and white triangle star, the Democrat logo. In the letter, Wisnu also stated that SBY was not included in the list of founders of Democrats.
“Brother Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono de facto as well as de jure is not the founder of the Democratic Party that we initiated and founded 20 years ago, “he said.
According to him, so far, SBY has only been a Democrat Party user. He also accused SBY of seizing the party.
“Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is not a founder, but only as a user of the Democratic Party who then with his cunning and lies robbed the party we founded 20 years ago from its cadres as stakeholders, to build a political oligarchy based on dynasty and nepotism,” he said.
Rahmad stated that the letter from Wisnu further emphasized that SBY secretly wanted to confiscate the Democrat Party’s ownership into his personal property.
The Democrat Party, he continued, was founded by 99 people in 2001 and has a deed of establishment which is registered in a notary as an official state document. The name Democrat actually belongs to the Democrat Party which will be passed down from generation to generation to the next generation in the party.
“We, together with the founders of the party and the people who support the Democratic Party, strongly condemn SBY’s silent efforts which ignore the values of moral values, ethics and integrity,” said Rahmad.
“The Democrat Party’s name and logo or flag should not be registered as private property. For the founders of the Democratic Party, this quiet effort is akin to milk being returned to tuba,” he added.
SBY registered the Democratic Party as HAKI at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) on 19 March.
The class of the petition coded 45 with the type of goods / services is the organization of political meetings. The owner is DR H Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, whose address is Puri Cikeas Indah
CNNIndonesia.com have tried to confirm to the Democrats this matter. However, until this news was written, there had been no response or explanation regarding SBY’s registration of the Democratic Party to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
(dmi / arh)