344,039 Mass Organizations Registered: Home Affairs Ministry

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 30 Oktober 2017
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Ministry of Home Affairs reported that as of July this year, there are 344,039 mass organizations in Indonesia.

“Those are mass organizations that are listed on our data,” said Director of Mass Organization Affairs of the Directorate General of Politics and General Government of the Ministry of Home Affairs La Ode Ahmad Fidani, as quoted by the website of Ministry of Home Affairs, Monday (30/10).

According to him, those mass organizations are listed in several institutions such as Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, as well as at provincial, regency and municipality governments.

La Ode added that at the Ministry of Home Affairs alone, at least 370 mass organizations are registered not as legal entities but have registered certificates (SKT), while at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at least 71 mass organizations founded by foreigners are registered. There are mass organizations registered in the regions, he added.

“At the provincial level, 7,226 mass organizations are registered not as legal entities but have registered certificates,” La Ode said, adding that 14,890 mass organizations are registered in regency and municipal governments and those mass organizations only have registered certificates as well.

In the meantime, 321,482 organizations in the forms of foundation and associations are registered at Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

As previously reported, the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) in its plenary session on Tuesday (24/10) passed Government Regulation in lieu of law Number 2 of 2017 on Mass Organizations into Law.

The decision was made through voting, in which 314 out of 445 lawmakers attending the plenary session from 7 fractions (the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) fraction, the Golkar Party fraction, the Democratic Party (PD) fraction, the United Development Party (PPP) fraction, the National Awakening Party (PKB) fraction, the People’s Conscience (Hanura) Party fraction Hanura Party fraction, and the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party fraction approved the passing of the Perppu into Law.

In the meantime, 131 lawmakers from three fractions – the Great Indonesian Movement (Gerindra) Party fraction, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) fraction, and the National Mandate Party (PAN) fraction did not approve the passing of the Perppu into law.  (Puspen Kemendagri/ES)(EP/YM/Naster) 

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