President Jokowi Asks to Carry Out Massive Legal Reforms

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 11 Oktober 2016
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President Joko Widodo leads a limited meeting on Legal Reforms, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (11/10) afternoon (Picture: Jay/Public Relations Office)

President Joko Widodo leads a limited meeting on Legal Reforms, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (11/10) afternoon (Picture: Jay/Public Relations Office)

In his introductory remarks when leading a limited meeting on Legal Reforms, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (11/10) afternoon, President Jokowi firmly said that there are no other choices. Massive legal reforms should be carried out immediately.

The President mentioned three things that should be taken into account to restore public trust on justice and legal certainty. First, regulations management to generate high quality legal regulations.

The President affirmed that Indonesia is a state of law. It is not a state of regulations. Thus, the ministries as well as institutions should not focus only on producing a lot of regulations.“It should produce high quality regulations that protect the people, not complicated, fair, and do not overlap,” the President said.

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Second, according to the President, legal reforms must include internal reforms in Attorney General’s Office as well as Ministry of Law and Human Rights in order to provide professional services and law enforcement.

“I ask all to carry out massive improvements in a number of service centers, such as immigration, correctional facility, Driver’s License (SIM)/Vehicle Registration Certificate (STNK)/Vehicle Ownership Book (BPKPB) services, including traffic ticket,” the President said and asked the related officers to ensure the services are free from illegal levy practices.“I will always monitor the changes on the ground,” the President added.

The President also asked to make breakthroughs in prevention and settlement of legal cases, such as corruption, human rights violation, smuggling, forest and land fires, and drug crimes.

Third, one thing that must get attention is to establish legal culture. “Legal culture strengthening must become the priority to solve the problems of intolerance as well as vigilantism attitudes and violence,” the President said.

The Limited Meeting was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly, Minister of Defence Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Commander of Indonesian National Defence Forces Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, and Indonesia National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian. (FID/JAY/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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