The Institute for Economic and Social Research, Education and Information (LP3ES) criticized the government's move which was considered to have failed to fulfill the constitutional rights of its citizens. Because, Yuli reportedly suffered from hunger for two days because of not earning due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
LP3ES Center for Media and Democracy Director Wijayanto assessed that the government does not seem to be serious about fulfilling the basic rights of its citizens. What's more, the corona virus pandemic is currently having an impact on the socio-economic community.
"The hunger experienced by Ms. Yuli and her family until the death of Ms. Yuli is a form of constitutional violation by the state. The state fails to fulfill the mandate of the constitution as in the opening of the 1945 Constitution, Article 27 Paragraph 2 and Article 24 Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the 1945 Constitution," said Wijayanto in an online discussion entitled Keeping the Policy in Accordance with the Constitutional Mandate in the Pandemic Period, Thursday (4/30/2020). (Also read: Coordinating Minister for PMK Explains Achievements of 'Trident Policy' Overcoming Corona Impact).
He also questioned the disbursement of IDR 405 trillion from the government to overcome the Covid-19 outbreak. According to him, it is very ironic with this fantastic budget but is not able to prevent someone from experiencing hunger and death.
The hunger incident experienced by Yuli is proof that the distribution of aid has not reached the people who are in dire need. This means that there is a long flow of bureaucracy so that the distribution of aid is not on target and on time.
"This is a reflection that the government is still working as business as usual with a long bureaucratic chain. The government bureaucracy must be cut. For example, aid must quickly reach the community, because if hunger is no longer negotiable," he said.
Keep in mind, Yuli is a resident of Serang City, Banten, who died on Monday (4/20/2020) after reportedly starving and not eating for two days. She and her husband and four children were forced to only drink gallon water to prop up a hungry stomach because of his livelihood as a scavenger. (Also read: Two Days of Hunger due to Corona, Serang City Residents Died).