PREMIUMOmnibus bill has authoritarian bent: Lawmakers, experts

first_imgLog in with your social account Facebook Linkedin President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is planning to expand his power through the omnibus bill on job creation, as the bill would grant him the authority to create and revoke laws simply by issuing government regulations to resolve businesspeople’s complaints.Article 170 of the draft law, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, stipulates that the government can consult with House of Representatives leaders in devising such regulations. The omnibus bill, submitted to the House for deliberation last week, would also give the president the authority to revoke provincial and regency/city-level bylaws as well as gubernatorial and regency/mayoral regulations that contradict government regulations by issuing presidential regulations.Lawmakers at the House and experts say such provisions, if approved, would weaken the House’s legislative function, as … Topics : executive investment-climate power authoritarian House authoritarian-leadership Jokowi bylaws omnibus investment Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Googlelast_img

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