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Jakarta Post

Social security scheme waiting for proper political moment to win

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2012   /  10:07 am

The National Social Security System (SJSN) could be the hottest issue in the 2014 general election in connection with the mandated implementation of the National Healthcare Program as of Jan. 1, 2014, and the four labor social security programs in July 2015.

There are some differences in the behavior of voters compared to previous general elections; voters appear to be more intelligent and pragmatic, and they are expected to cast their vote for candidates and parties fighting for their political aspirations, as indicated in the ongoing gubernatorial election in Jakarta.

Presidential candidates are required not only to understand the 2004 SJSN law and the 2011 social security insurer’s law, but also to have a state of welfare concept to implement the five mandatory social security programs aimed at
improving social welfare.

Besides, presidential candidates are ...