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Jakarta Post

Jobs law still sparks concern over environmental protections. Experts doubt new rules will fix it

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 15, 2021   /  12:45 pm
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A motorcyclist passes a road as a forest fire rages in Kerinci, Jambi, on Aug. 8, 2020.(Antara/Wahdi Septiawan)

The government is an inch closer to finalizing dozens of implementing regulations for the Job Creation Law that stipulate the technical requirements needed to enforce the new law. Many are hoping the government will not relax environmental protection rules in the follow-up regulations, but environmentalists remained skeptical. According to the government’s website, the government has drafted at least 61 government regulations (PP) and five presidential regulations (Perpres) as of Saturday as implementing regulations for the law. These regulations cover various topics, ranging from provisions on small and micro businesses to labor and environmental protection. The House of Representatives passed the law on Oct. 5 last year, and it entered into force a month later after being signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. While the government in...