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PDI-P warns against 'hasty deliberation' of omnibus bill on job creation

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, March 4, 2020   /  03:13 pm
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Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto (center) talks to reporters after submitting presidential letter and omnibus bill on job creation to the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Feb. 12.(JP/Adrian Wail Akhlas)

Fearing that several divisive articles in the omnibus bill on job creation may have triggered conflicting views among members of the government coalition, the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has urged lawmakers not to rush in their deliberations, citing the objections of several labor unions. Of the six political parties in the government coalition, the PDI-P has been the only one to suggest that the House of Representatives carefully review the bill, with PDI-P executive and House Speaker Puan Maharani saying that “a hasty deliberation may disadvantage the people”. The Golkar Party, meanwhile, is actively seeking support from other political factions at the House to deliberate the bill quickly. The government-initiated bill is one of the flagship programs of Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, who is also Golkar Party chairman. ...