Palembang, The Indonesia Post – The Governor of South Sumatra H. Herman Deru said that the low level of legal literacy led to a lack of understanding of regulations in the field of law, making the public less aware of their rights and obligations under the law.
This was revealed by HD while attending a declaration and seminar with the theme “Optimizing the Strengthening of Legal and Paralegal Aid Institutions in the Implementation of Legal Aid to Poor and Vulnerable Communities in South Sumatra to the Village and Village Levels”. This event was organized by the South Sumatra Justice Legal Aid Foundation (YBH).
“Many issues go up to court because of people’s ignorance. Literacy is important, if necessary there is a legal literacy ambassador, because we must be objective and independent in law enforcement,” he said.
Besides that, HD also invites YBH to maintain harmony internally and externally. Then stay active and collaborate with all parties.
Meanwhile, Expert Advisor to the National Police Chief Nur Kholis, SH, MA., said that the government has a policy that can cooperate with YBH. In addition, YBH is expected to become an organization that can provide input on legal development without compensation, especially in helping legal problems faced by the poor.
“I hope that at YBH Sumsel there will be national figures from the movement base and legal assistance. Also, YBH can assist the government in advancing not only civil and political rights, but also the economy, for example by monitoring areas with poor education,” he said. (ojn/ril)