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House moves ahead with problematic draft laws

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 3 2020   /  01:00 am
Ketua DPR Puan Maharani (kelima kiri) didampingi Wakil ketua DPR Rachmat Gobel (kiri), Azis Syamsuddin (ketiga kiri), Sufmi Dasco Ahmad (kelima kanan) dan Muhaimin Iskandar (kedua kanan) saat memimpin Pembukaan Masa Persidangan IV Tahun Sidang 2019-2020 di Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Senin (15/6/2020). Rapat dihadiri 309 orang anggota, terdiri dari 227 orang secara virtual dan 82 fisik anggota hadir yang membahas pandangan fraksi-fraksi atas keterangan Pemerintah terhadap Kerangka Ekonomi Makro (KEM) dan Pokok-Pokok Kebijakan Fiskal (PPKF) RAPBN Tahun Anggaran 2021. (Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

The House of Representatives has decided to proceed with the deliberation of controversial bills included on this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list with a goal of passing them by October this year, while dropping several much-touted bills. The House held a meeting with the government and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) on Thursday, in which they agreed to revise the priority list, citing the House’s limited capacity to deliberate all the bills included on it. “Some bills excluded from the Prolegnas can still be proposed to be included on next year’s priority list, which will be deliberated in October,” House Legislative Body (Baleg) chairman Supratman Andi Agtas of the Gerindra Party said upon chairing Thursday’s meeting. Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said the list had to be ev...