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House scrambles for clarity amid four different final drafts for jobs law

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 13, 2020   /  08:56 pm
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House of Representatives leadership(Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

The House of Representatives said on Tuesday that it would send the copy of the Job Creation Law to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday, after causing public confusion for more than a week about which draft is the correct one. Out of four final drafts circulating in public, the House said it would send the latest one, the 812-page long one. The earlier drafts contain 1035, 1052 and 905 pages, respectively. The one uploaded to the House website, meanwhile, is one from before the House's Legislation Body (Baleg) finalized it, which is 1,028 pages long. "The deadline for us to submit this Job Creation Law is Oct. 14, to be exact tomorrow at [midnight]," Azis Syamsuddin, a House deputy speaker, said in a press conference on Tuesday. He said the final draft he had was the 812-page one. "The law itself is only 448 pages, [which] plus explanations beco...