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Jakarta Post

Jokowi means investment, tells regional leaders to cut red tape

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14, 2019   /  09:00 am
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.(JP/-)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has doubled down on his message on deregulation, calling on regional leaders to issue fewer regulations to keep the government agile in responding to economic development and to be more welcoming of investors. Speaking before regional leaders, heads of regional legislative councils (DPRD) and other figures convened from all over Indonesia for a conference in Sentul, West Java, Jokowi called on the regional leaders to refrain from issuing too many regulations. "My message to governors, regents, mayors and the heads of regional legislative councils is this: Don't make too many regional regulations," Jokowi told the Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda) on Wednesday. "This country already has too many regulations. [...] If everything is regulated, we will ensnare ourselves. Enough already." ...