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Jakarta Post

Led by PDI-P, Jokowi allies reject executive order to cancel new articles in KPK Law

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 1, 2019   /  02:03 pm
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Thousands of university students in Semarang, Central Java, protest the newly passed Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law and Criminal Code bill. They toppled the gate at the compound where the governor's office and the Central Java Legislative Council are located on Jl. Pahlawan, Semarang, on Sept. 24.(JP/Suherdjoko)

Political parties in the ruling coalition have rejected  President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s plan to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to repeal controversial articles in the latest amendment of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law. Following a wave of student protests that have swept through the country in the past weeks, the President has considered issuing a Perppu, which would give a chance for the President to directly cancel certain articles, which include limiting the wiretapping authority of the antigraft agency. His supporting parties, however, are suggesting a legislative review or law amendment at the House of Representatives, or a judicial review at the Constitutional Court, which would take longer and provide more room for lawmakers to negotiate on what to review. The Indonesian Democrati...