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Jakarta Post

Jokowi to sign jobs law despite controversy

  • Nina A. Loasana


Jakarta   /   Mon, October 26 2020   /  01:00 am
Protestors march on Jl. Salemba to Merdeka Palace area in Central Jakarta on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. The rally, coincided with President Joko Widodo and Vice President Maruf Amin first anniversary, is part of three-day protests to oppose the passage of the controversial Jobs Law.(Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

The State Secretariat has completed the review of the Job Creation Law handed over by the House of Representatives and it is ready to be signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, an official has said. “The State Secretary has finished the tidying up process,” presidential expert staff member Dini Shanti Purwono said on Friday as reported by She said after the final review by State Secretary Pratikno, the version sent by the House, which initially consisted of 812 pages, had now become 1,187 pages. The additional pages came from corrections of errors, as well as text and page formatting. She further said that Pratikno had also scrapped one article from the law. The 1,187-page version no longer contains changes to Article 46 of Law No. 22/2001 on oil and natural gas. The article in question in the 812-page version gave the Energy and Miner...