Sang Merah Putih is the official flag of the Republic of Indonesia since August 17, 1945 which can not be treated lightly. Treatment of Sang Merah Putih also provided for in the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 24 Year 2009 on the Flag, Language, and the State Emblem, National Anthem And. Do you already know what a ban in treating Sang Merah Putih? Do not let you be a citizen who does not know how to treat their own state flag as the case of a young child allegedly insulting Sang Merah Putih the social scene in the media lately.

Book of Law Criminal Law has also arranged to criminal sanctions for anyone who insults Sang Merah Putih with Article 154a of the Penal Code, “Whoever desecrating the national flag of the Republic of Indonesia and the emblem of the Republic of Indonesia, is threatened with a maximum imprisonment of four years or a maximum fine of forty-five thousand rupiah.” on July 9, 2009 passed UU No. 24/2009 which became lex of the provisions of Article 154a of the Penal Code. In Article 24 of UU No. 24/2009 described any prohibited acts against Sang Merah Putih, among others:

  1. damage, tearing, trampling, burning, or perform other actions with the intention of tarnishing, insulting, or degrading the honor of the flag State;
  2. wear flag State for billboards or commercials;
  3. flying the flag State are broken, torn, smudged, crumpled, or dull;
  4. printing, embroidering, and write letters, numbers, images or other marks and put a badge or any object on the flag State; and
  5. wearing a flag State to a ceiling, roof, wrapping goods, and cover goods that can degrade the honor of the State Flag.

Of the ban, has a criminal sanction different. The most severe criminal sanction is a violation of Article 24 letter a of UU No. 24/2009, namely imprisonment for a period of 5 (five) years or a maximum fine of Rp 500,000,000.00 (five hundred million rupiah). To the provisions of subparagraph b through letter e have the same criminal sanction is imprisonment for a period of 1 (one) year or a maximum fine of Rp 100,000,000.00 (one hundred million), even flying the flag of a wrinkled because they have not ironed can be imprisoned for including prohibitions mentioned in paragraph b.

Juvenile cases are viral for allegedly insulting Sang Merah Putih also followed an apology from the offender. Then if the apology may abolish criminal sanctions? Penal provisions against the flag state does not include an apology to a complaint that can not be used as a reason to abolish this criminal sanctions. To prove this criminal act, law enforcement must be able to prove their evil intentions (mens rea) is shown the perpetrator while doing anything that is meant to tarnish, insulting, or degrading the honor of the State Flag.

Let us as a good citizen should understand how to treat Sang Merah Putih!

Salam KJD!!