The Jakarta Post
The House of Representatives narrowly escaped public criticism last week after it shelved a plan to deliberate a controversial revision to the 2009 Mining Law amid physical distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, but activists are concerned that lawmakers will revive the plan again in the future.
The Office of the House Secretary General issued a letter on Friday announcing that a virtual meeting between House Commission VII overseeing energy and certain Cabinet ministers, originally scheduled for April 8, would be “postponed until further notice”.
Commission VII deputy chairman Gus Irawan Pasaribu, a Gerindra Party lawmaker, confirmed the postponement of the meeting.
“Yes [the meeting has been postponed]. This comes as a request from the government in view of its current focus on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” Irawan told The Jakarta Post on ...