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Jakarta Post

Jokowi faces uphill battle to pass omnibus bills

  • Adrian Wail Akhlas

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20, 2020   /  09:05 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.(Twitter/@jokowi)

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is facing hurdles in getting the landmark omnibus bills passed as the legislature plans to consult with labor unions following protests and as experts call for a more sustainable approach. During his inauguration speech in October, Jokowi announced a plan to draft at least three omnibus bills on the economic front, namely on job creation, taxation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Read also: Reforms to boost economy taking shape The President asked his Cabinet on Wednesday to conclude the drafting of the bill on job creation over the weekend so that the government could submit it to the House of Representatives for deliberations this week. "It would take 50 years to revise the laws one by one. If the House can work on it quickly, this would be a big leap for our services to the people, businesses and SMEs that can con...