President Jokowi Does Not Sign the MD3 Law

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 14 Maret 2018
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President Jokowi responds to the reporters’ questions after attending Land Certificate Distribution, at Serang West Square, in Serang, Banten Province, Wednesday (14/3) (Photo: PR/Rahmat).

President Jokowi responds to the reporters’ questions after attending Land Certificate Distribution, at Serang West Square, in Serang, Banten Province, Wednesday (14/3) (Photo: PR/Rahmat).

Despite today’s deadline, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has ensured that he will not sign the Revision of the Law Number 17 of 2014 on the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), the House of Representatives (DPR), the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD), and the Regional Representative Council (DPD), known as the MD3 Law. “I aware, I understand, I know that in accordance with the law, it will still in effect without my signature,” President Jokowi said after attending Land Certificate Distribution for People, at Serang West Square, in Serang, Banten Province, on Wednesday (14/3) afternoon.

President Jokowi explained the reason why he did not sign the MD3 Law that is public disquiet. Therefore, the President has allowed people to ask for judicial review to the Constitutional Court (MK) to resolve it.
As for the possibility for the Government to issue a Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on the MD3 Law, the President will wait for the result of the judicial review. “Many have asked for judicial review to MK, in the judicial review, I think there is a mechanism for it,” the President conveyed.

Besides, the President reminded that issuing a Perppu will be the same as the Perppu must also be approved by the DPR. When the President was asked if he felt behind by the Revision of the Law Number 17 of 2014 on MD3, President Jokowi explained that there are many requests of these matters to the DPR at that time. “The Minister did not report it to me because it happened very quickly, the Minister of Law and Human Rights said that it has been cut by more than 75%. So it is indeed the dynamism at the DPR is extra long and very quick,” President Jokowi said while adding that he understands the situation at the DPR at that time made the Minister unable to phone him. “At the time he tried to reach me, but I did not realize it, maybe I was in the situation of unable to pick it up,” President Jokowi concluded. (DNS/RAH/ES) (EPI/YM/Naster)

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