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Jakarta Post

House, govt work to synchronize 70 problematic laws through omnibus bill

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 17, 2019   /  08:31 am
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Legal experts attend a meeting with the House of Representatives legislation body in Jakarta.(ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak)

The House of Representatives' legislation body (Baleg) has set up a working committee tasked to synchronize more than 70 pieces of legislation, many of which are considered overlapping. The working committee is to discuss this synchronization through an omnibus bill. The committee also plans to formulate two investment-related bills that focus on job creation and the empowerment of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The omnibus bill is to consolidate dozens of laws into one law, formulated for synchronizing many overlapping regulations. The committee, led by legislator Rieke Diah Pitaloka of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has begun its work even though some factions in the House have yet to officially appoint members to the committee. The legislation body members on Wednesday met with the government representatives, including Coordinati...