Limited authority for Yogya’s sultan in new bill
Limitations would be placed on the authority of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X should he accept the proposed status of parardhya as stated in the bill on Yogyakarta’s special status, an official says.
The daily work of the administration will be handled by an elected governor.
“[The sultan] will retain the privilege of handling cultural affairs and land matters. The sultan will [handle] all matters outside the administration, so his authority will be limited,” the Home Ministry’s director general of regional autonomy Djohermansyah Djohan said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Djohermansyah said administrative work would be done by the administration together with the city council. “But, the sultan’s status is higher [than the governor] since the elected governor will be installed by the sultan.”
He said the sultan could run for governor if he wanted to.
“[The sultan] can run in the race, but we’ve never seen a sultan anywhere running for election,” he said.
Djohermansyah said the draft bill would be completed by Monday of next week.
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