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Jakarta Post

Lawmakers may drop labor cluster from jobs bill

  • Ghina Ghaliya


Jakarta   /   Tue, August 4 2020   /  01:00 am
Several members of nature lovers community from various universities stages protest against the omnibus bill on job creation in front of the House of Representatives complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta on July 15, 2020. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

The House of Representatives may not conclude the deliberation of the omnibus bill on job creation in August as it is still working through problems, including labor disputes and editorial issues. The House Legislation Body (Baleg) has resolved 3,172, or almost half, of 6,652 problems on the bill’s inventory problem list (DIM). A bill is usually passed into law if lawmakers and the government have resolved all problems on the list. Baleg chairman Supratman Andi Agtas told The Jakarta Post on Thursday that he was not sure the bill could be passed in August. "I can't be positive of that. It depends on the debate between the factions," he said. Supratman said on Tuesday in a hearing with the government that among the unresolved problems were also 1,430 problems that required “editorial” revisions. The Gerindra Party politician explained that the b...