President Jokowi: Biodiversity Conservation Bill Must In Line with 1945 Constitution

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 4 April 2018
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President Jokowi discussed with Cabinet Secretary and Minister of Environment and Forestry before Limited Meeting on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation Bill at the Office of the President, Wednesday (4/4).(Photo: PR/Jay).

President Jokowi discussed with Cabinet Secretary and Minister of Environment and Forestry before Limited Meeting on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation Bill at the Office of the President, Wednesday (4/4).(Photo: PR/Jay).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo emphasized that the 1945 Constitution must become the Government’s guidance in deliberating bills.

The President made the statement during a limited meeting on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conversation on Wednesday (4/4)

“Therefore, every bill including the bill on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation Bill must not contradict with the 1945 Constitution. That is our corridor,” the President said.

President Jokowi – who was accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla – noted that the bill must be well prepared to avoid judicial review at the Constitutional Court.

Regarding the bill on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation – which is an initiative from the House of Representatives (DPR) -, President Jokowi asked to see it in a ‘visionary way’ and find added values for the benefits of the country.

Attending in the meeting were 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, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, and Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of the Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/Head of National Land Agency Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan. (MRA/FID/SM/JAY/OJI/ES) (STU/EP/Naster)

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