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Jakarta Post

Govt welcomes revision of mass organization law, Jokowi says

  • Anton Hermansyah
    Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 26, 2017   /   09:26 pm
Govt welcomes revision of mass organization law, Jokowi says President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo speaks to journalists during a special interview at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on June 8. (Antara/Rosa Panggabean)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said the government is open to possible revisions of the government regulation in the lieu of law (Perppu) No. 2/ 2017 on mass organizations, which was passed into law by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

“The House’s approval of the Perppu shows its clear support for the law. If revisions are needed, please include them in the National Legislation Program [Prolegnas],” he said in Jakarta on Thursday.

Jokowi said the government welcomed any revisions, improvements or additions to the articles in the law.

In a plenary meeting on Tuesday, seven House factions agreed to pass the Perppu into law with some notes. They were the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the Hanura Party, the NasDem Party, the Golkar Party, the United Development Party (PPP), the National Awakening Party (PKB) and the Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, three factions – the National Mandate Party (PAN), the Gerindra Party, and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) – disagreed.

The House made its decision through a voting process, in which 314 out of 445 lawmakers in attendance agreed to pass the Perppu into law. (ebf)