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No Jakarta bylaws to be revoked by central government: Ahok

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, June 14, 2016 | 12:04 pm
No Jakarta bylaws to be revoked by central government: Ahok President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo speaks to reporters at Merdeka Palace on Monday. (Tribunnews/Imanuel Nicolas Manafe)

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has said Jakarta’s bylaws are not among the 3,143 regional bylaws that are being revoked by the central government to ease investment in the country.

“We never make troublesome regulations. I agree with the President that any regional regulation that violates the constitution should be revoked,” Ahok said at City Hall on Tuesday.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo earlier announced the revocations and instructed Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo to complete the process in July. The revocation process has been conducted in stages, beginning in April this year.

The bylaws to be revoked include those that are not friendly to investors and those that contradict central government regulations.

Ahok said he supported the process because it would deter regional administrations and regional legislative councils from drafting such bylaws.

“In the past, any regional administration could create regulations recklessly, as if they were states,” he added. (bbn)