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Controversial Criminal Code revision made legislative priority again

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, December 8, 2019   /  11:43 am
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Students protest against a planned revisions of the Criminal Code and the Corruption Eradication Commission Law in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta, on Sept. 24, marking the biggest student movement since 1998. JP/Anggie Angela(JP/Anggie Angela)

Despite massive student protests over controversial articles in a proposed amendment of the Criminal Code, the government and the House of Representatives have agreed to include the draft in the National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) for next year. During a meeting on Thursday, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and the House’s Legislation Body (Baleg) agreed on a list of 50 bills to be prioritized for deliberation next year. The list includes four bills President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had sought to delay only weeks ago, just before the current House members commenced their term in office for the 2019-2024 period, namely the Criminal Code (KUHP) revision, the correctional procedures bill, the land bill and the mining bill. The latest draft of the KUHP revision, a copy of which was seen by The Jakarta Post, still includes 14 controversial articles that ha...