Omnibus Law on Job Creation to Amend 79 Laws: Coordinating Minister

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 16 Januari 2020
Category: News

President Jokowi engages in a discussion with Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance before a Limited Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (15/1). Photo by: Ibrahim/PR.

Omnibus Law on Job Creation will amend at least 79 Laws and 1,244 Articles, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto has said.

“There are 79 Laws and 1,244 Articles (that will be amended). However, it is subject to change, depending on the legal drafting process. We seek to complete the process at the end of this week,” the Coordinating Minister told the reporters after a Limited Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (15/1).

The Government, he added, has also drafted regulations for the implementation of the Omnibus Law. The implementing regulations cover 11 clusters, including acceleration of the preparation spatial plan/detailed spatial plan, Norm, Standard, Procedures and Criteria of the environment, environmental licensing, Norm, Standard, Procedures and Criteria for buildings, building technical standards, building prototypes, and list of investment priorities.

“All clusters have been listed and the President’s directive was that the Government Regulation shall be submitted immediately after the law is approved by the House of Representatives (DPR),” Airlangga said.

He also explained that the Tax Law would be drafted separately. “The Presidential Letter (of the Tax Law) will be prepared along with the Presidential Letter of the Omnibus law. The President has said that not all of the provisions would be included in the omnibus law,” he said, adding that technical provisions would be stipulated in Government Regulations, Presidential Regulation, or other regulations.

Airlangga further said that there were also a number of proposals from Minister of the Environment, which have been approved by the President.

“As of today, the President in the Cabinet meeting has approved amendment to 1,244 Articles,” Airlangga said. (FID/EN)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana

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