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Jakarta Post

Debate on sanctions for judges stalls KY law enactment

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 21 2011   /  07:00 am

The House of Representatives has delayed the endorsement of the revision of the 2004 Judicial Commission (KY) Law due to a protracted debate about sanctions for judges convicted of misconduct.

It had been planned that the bill, which has been on lawmakers’ desks since 2010, would be passed during the House of Representatives plenary meeting on Thursday.

A member of the House’s working committee on the bill, Benny Kabur Harman, said on Wednesday that the scheduled passage of the bill had been cancelled, and that the deliberations would continue.

“We hope we can pass the bill during the next sitting period,” he told The Jakarta Post.

Benny said the bill still lacked clear explanations for violations.

“This is important because each violation can bring a different level of punishment for the judges. Without clear definitions, the judgment on the ...