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Jakarta Post

Jokowi pushes for passage of omnibus laws: What are they?

  • Riza Roidila Mufti and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 25 2019   /  12:36 am

The phrase “omnibus law” has gained prominence ever since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo mentioned it in his inauguration speech on Sunday when he emphasized economic and bureaucratic reforms for the second term of his presidency.In his speech shortly after taking the oath of office in the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta, Jokowi pledged that, among other goals, his administration aimed to simplify regulations by creating two omnibus laws relating to job creation and the empowerment of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).“Both of these laws will be omnibus laws, namely a single law that revises several, even dozens of other laws. Dozens of laws that hamper job creation will be revised at the same time. Dozens of laws that hamper the development of small and medium enterprises will also be revised,” Jokowi said.He has many times said that numerous overlappi...