A professor at the Indonesia University of Education wrote a new work yet again. Prof. Dr. Idrus Affandi S.H. is a writer and the presenter at the 2nd book review held by the Indonesia University of Education on Friday (19/03/2021) Prof. Dr. Idrus Affandi S.H. is also a professor of Political Education at the Indonesia University of Education along with being the Secretary of the Trustee at the Indonesian University of Education. The book review, entitled “Back to The Original Constitution of The Republic Of Indonesia”, was held via Zoom and was broadcasted live on TV UPI. The event was hosted by a student of the English Language and Literature study program from the Indonesia University of Education, Nisrina Salma Raniahwati.

“Back to The Original Constitution of The Republic Of Indonesia”or “Kembali ke UUD 1945 Asli “, was written by Prof. Dr. Idrus Affandi S.H. based on current Indonesian politics with increasing numbers of supporters of liberal democracy rather than the Pancasila democracy. The book was written English languange and Indonesia Langunge with the hope that the Indonesian Constitution would be re-amended to the original 1945 constitution, which was in accordance with the Indonesian characteristics.

Written with care and step by step, the book is the result of thorough observations of the nation’s reformations. A long 23 years of continuous reformations has resulted in many major influential events that have had an impact on this nation. Event after event was reviewed by Prof. Dr. Idrus Affandi. He claimed that one of the ways to return the current constitution back to the 1945 constitution was by observing current real events.

The book discusses events of amendments, development of ups and downs, conflicts, divisions, and recriminations during the reformation period. He also claimed that foreign investment is like making a red carpet in a foreign country. For that reason, Prof. Dr. Idrus Affandi S.H. hopes that Indonesia will have a constitution that is in accordance with the characteristics and history of the Indonesian state because the constitution of a country describes the country’s management mechanism for the welfare of the Indonesian people.

Prof. Dr. Cecep Dermawan S.Pd., S.IP., S.H, M.H, M.Si., who is the Head of the Postgraduate Study Program for Citizenship Education at the Indonesian University of Education, reviewed the book by using the retrovirus method with a phenomenological approach.

The book “Kembali ke UUD 1945 Asli“, can be summarized into 6 main points, namely:

  1. Building the Constitution: The study of how we build the current constitution, (Back to the 1945 Constitution, Half-Hearted Amendments, distributing “War Reparation”, “Devide et Empera” New Forms, Missing Generations, Political Literacy, Immediately, Presidential Decree, Pancasila Governor Election, Back to Pancasila Democracy, Three Period).
  2. Towards Greater Indonesia: The movement towards Indonesia Jaya. (Cutting a Generation, Young Leaders, Managing Conflict, Preventing Civil War, Partnering with Saudi Arabia).
  3. Democracy and Ideology: Democracy and Ideology. (One Ideology Cabinet, Chaotic Democracy, “Nyalindung ka Gelung” Party, Impact of Dynastic Politics, Strengthening Diversity, Religious >< Nationalists in the Capital, Two Emil Phenomenon, Political Years, Tracks of the Presidential Election in Pilgub).
  4. Strengthening Character: Strengthen Character. (Building National Character, Starting from Building Human Resources, “Merekedeweng” Tolerance, Political Qibla, Strengthening Nawacita, Reshuffle, Simalakama Fruit)
  5. Religious Nation: A religious nation. (Removing National Revenge, National Penitence, Fitri Revolution, Religion in the State, Re-Remodel the Cabinet, Highest Sacrifice).
  6. National Education: National Education. (Education Policy, Don’t Play With Indonesia, Educational Nationalism, Uniting the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Research and Technology.

Cecep also reviewed the book of it many advantageous content thtoughly. The event was closed with a QnA session.(Aditya/Humas UPI)