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Jakarta Post

Jokowi asks for omnibus bylaws

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 18 2019   /  12:10 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged regional administrations across the country to join the central government’s deregulation push by drafting omnibus bylaws to cut through sprawling regional regulations that have deterred investors.The government has been drafting at least three omnibus bills, namely on job creation, taxation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as part of its structural reform agenda to draw more investment into the country.“The regional administrations can also revise bylaws that drag down governors, regents and mayors,” Jokowi told his Cabinet and regional leaders. He said omnibus bylaws would provide the legal umbrella to do so. The remarks were made during the National Development Planning Conference 2020-2024 at the State Palace on Monday.“Cut [the regulations] so that you, ladies and gentlemen, can work faster, more nimbly and more flexibly a...