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House to resume deliberations on problematic bills, including Criminal Code bill

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 31, 2019   /  07:17 am
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As the House of Representatives set a new membership structure for its commissions and bodies on Tuesday, it is expected to immediately start deliberations on problematic bills that had been postponed, including the Criminal Code (KUHP) bill. At the end of the previous sitting period, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the House agreed to postpone deliberations on the KUHP bill and three other bills, namely the correctional procedures bill, land bill and mining bill, following nationwide student rallies in September demanding that the government and the House halt the passage of the problematic bills. Many of the protests ended with clashes between protesters and the police, including in Jakarta, Jambi and Medan, North Sumatra. Five students died after taking part in the protests. However, whether several articles deemed problematic in the bills are revised or scrapp...