New Omnibus Law Will Cover 11 Clusters
The Omnibus Bill for Employment, to be submitted to the House of Representatives (DPR) in mid-January next year, will cover 11 (eleven) clusters, involving 30 Ministries and Institutions, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.
He added that the Bill should provide clear framework and focus and should be well-integrated.
“The Bill should be in line with the big vision that I have reiterated,” the President said in his introductory remarks at a Limited Cabinet Meeting on the Compilation of Omnibus Bill for Employment, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Friday (27/12).
President Jokowi also said that the Bill should be scrutinized to prevent irrelevant provisions. The President also instructed Coordinating Minister for the Economy, along with Minister of Law and Human Rights, Minister of State Secretary, and Cabinet Secretary to scrutinize the Bill before submitting it to the DPR.
“We may submit (the Bill) to the DPR after 10 January,” the President said.
President Jokowi also instructed Attorney General, the Indonesian National Police (Polri), and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) to assess the Omnibus Bill and prevent the negative impact of the Bill.
Also present during the meeting were, among others, Vice President KH. Ma’ruf Amin, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate, Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/ Head of the National Land Agency (BPN) Sofyan Jalil.
Other Cabinet Ministers present during the meeting were, among others, Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto, Minister of Defense Syahrul Yasin Limpo, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziah, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly, Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi, Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki, Minister of Research and Technology/ Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian National Police Chief General Idham Azis, and Head of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Budi Gunawan. (UN/RSF/MIT/JAY/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani