Sunday, March 20, 2011

conflict in the political party

This week we heard the conflict in one of our political parties. One of its founders released a corruption allegation in relation with its chairman and general secretary.

In the past, the political party was well-known about its concern in improving integrity and governance. It used Islamic ideologue as the foundation. However, lately there were disagreements with the future of the party's position. One side, some of the members wanted their party to be more open to the public, but on the other side some of them wanted to maintain status quo, as a close group, and still maintain Islamic ideologue as the foundation of the political party's movement.

After debating their future position, one of the founders didn't satisfy with the final decisions. He argued the decisions had been manipulated by some of the political party's elites. After fighting his argumentations, finally he was fired by the political party's executive with some reasons.

He tried to inform many people with his disagreements. Unfortunately, his voices were never heard by the public until one day he released his statements to mass media. Some of the political party's executive were not happy with his approach and thinking to sue him. However, he received many support from the media and his friends in the parliament ethical committee. He is now trying to bring the case to anti-corruption commission. He argues some of the executive members have done corruption in relation with its funds. He also argues the political party have received donations from middle east countries, which is forbidden by the law.

The accusation is very serious. We will watch more about the result of this case. However, I think we should learn from this case. First, executive members should pass due process before make decision. Without due process, many people will complaining with the decision. They will avoid and never support the decision. It means no legitimation with decision.

Second, political party sometimes will face the conflict, especially when there is money there. To minimize the conflict, the political party should improve the ethical conduct and designing an ethical committee. If we want to maintain a low level conflict, the political party should be setup as small as possible, but has a legitimate support from its members.

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