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House, government set to revise ‘colonial’ Criminal Code

  • Ina Parlina and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, March 8 2013 | 09:28 am

After 49 years, the House of Representatives and the government will begin considering revisions to the outdated Criminal Code (KUHP) and Criminal Code Procedures (KUHAP).

The House has agreed to work on updating the existing KUHP and KUHAP, which many say are nothing but copies of colonial laws. “KUHAP and KUHP are the legacy of the Dutch colonial administration. They are no longer rele...

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