Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that around 350 companies will be let off the hook thanks to the enactment of Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation (Ciptake
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June 14, 2021
Sandy Milne – The protesters who took to the streets of Jakarta, Bandung and other Indonesian cities in October 2020 were diverse to say the least.
May 31, 2021
Roland Rajah – Indonesia's new 'Omnibus Law on Job Creation' was marred by the public controversy that surrounded its passage late last year.
February 17, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has officially passed 49 implementing regulations from the Job Creation Law, which is widely known as the UU Cipta Kerja, on Tu
January 27, 2021
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo confirmed that the derivative regulations of the Job Creation Law or UU Cipta Kerja would be completed soon.
November 3, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed the Job Creation Law, allowing it to enter into force nearly a month after it was passed by the House of Representativ
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Hundreds of academicians joined in the Alliance of Academics have officially filed a request to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asking to revoke Law No.
October 29, 2020
Arizka Warganegara and Paul Waley – The Indonesian parliament has passed a controversial new act known as the Omnibus Law, so named because it brings together a raft of different measur
October 26, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has sought to defend the passing of the highly controversial Job Creation Law, arguing the law is necessary to make Indonesia more economically
October 24, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – The State Secretariat has completed the review of the Job Creation Law handed over by the House of Representatives and it is ready to be signed by President Joko
October 23, 2020
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Fadli Zon, the House of Representatives (DPR) member from the Gerindra Party faction, opined that public criticism against the Omnibus Law on Job Creation should
Jakarta – Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has claimed that he was the initiator of the Job Creation Law, saying that he believed the law wa
October 22, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised concern over environmental protection – or the lack thereof – in the Job Creation Law, calling on the gove
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Muhammadiyah Secretary-General, Abdul Mu'ti, said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo would not issue a government regulation in lieu of law that would revoke the
October 20, 2020
Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr – The Indonesian national legislature passed the controversial omnibus Law on Job Creation on 5 October, immediately triggering widespread protests in Jakarta a
Since the early 20th century under the domination of imperialism, the nation and people in Indonesia have been confronted with chronic crises.
James Guild – Indonesia's recent "Omnibus Bill" on job creation touched off massive pushback from civil society groups in recent days, even as there remains quite a bit of confusion abo
Aulia Nastiti – The COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrations have not deterred the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) from passing the omnibus bill on job creation.
October 19, 2020
On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed an 'Omnibus' law.
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Koalisi Bersihkan Indonesia [the coalition to clean Indonesia] and Fraksi Rakyat Indonesia [Indonesian people's faction] released a report entitled the "oligarch
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The government has consulted the country's most prominent Muslim figures regarding the imminent enactment of the Job Creation Law despite a strong wave of
October 18, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo sees the Job Creation Law as a necessary risk despite widespread public rejection of the law, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said on Satur
Antara, Jakarta – Members of the public, including employers and labor unions, were involved in the process of deliberation on the Job Creation Law, stated Anwar Sanusi, secretary gener
October 17, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – As labor unions, activists and their lawyers prepare to petition the Constitutional Court for a judicial review of the recently passed Job Creation Law
October 16, 2020
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The swarm of rejections against the passing of the omnibus law on job creation now no longer comes exclusively from Indonesians as the ASEAN Parliamentarians
October 15, 2020
Jakarta – The Job Creation Law ignores environmental aspects and workers' rights. It will end up reducing investment.
Jakarta – Indonesia's government should revise a new jobs law to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today.
October 14, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives has handed over the final draft of the controversial Job Creation Law to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday.
October 12, 2020
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The final draft of the omnibus job creation law that the House of Representatives (DPR) passed on October 5 has yet been published up until Sunday, Octobe
Dipo Negoro and Leon Kastayudha – The Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation was finally enacted into law by the House of Representatives (DPR) on October 5.
Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir and Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun – The highly contentious omnibus bill on job creation (RUU Cipta Kerja) has just been passed into law by the House of Representatives (DP
October 11, 2020
Linda Yulisman, Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja and Arlina Arshad – Jakarta's iconic Tugu Selamat Datang, or welcome monument, featuring bronze statues of a man and a woman waving warmly was the
October 10, 2020
Aisyah Llewellyn and Tonggo Simangunsong – Protests continue to sweep across Indonesia following the passing of the unpopular Omnibus Law on October 5.
Jakarta/Palembang, South Sumatra – A number of regional leaders have expressed their intention to lobby the central government to cancel or reassess the recently passed Job Creation Law
October 9, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, said that the Omnibus Law, or the Job Creation Law, which was recently enacted by the
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – In his first public comment on the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has said that criticism of the law is merely
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has criticized the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law, which was rushed through in spite of significant public opposition, leadin
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives passed on Monday at midnight the controversial omnibus bill on job creation into law, which aims to simplify the business licensing
A controversial measure aimed at cutting red tape by amending dozens of laws covering taxation, labor and environment regulations has workers, trade unions and environmental activists f
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday detailed a number of misleading reports and hoaxes in social media, which he said have led to nationwide protest
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia's Job Creation Law may facilitate investment and help revive the economy, but relaxed environmental regulation and widespread protests by labor u
Fathin Ungku, Gayatri Suroyo and Bernadette Christina, Jakarta/Singapore – Environmentalists in Indonesia are calling for the reversal of a controversial law aimed at job creation becau
October 8, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti and Arya Dipa, Jakarta – Several groups, including the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and laborers in West Java, have called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue a r
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Said Aqil Siradj, the chairman of Indonesia's largest Islamic mass organization Nadhlatul Ulama (NU), has stated that the recently passed Job Creation Law is "o
Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Police and protesters clashed in Jakarta on Thursday on the third day of demonstrations across Indonesia against the contentious "job creation" omnibus bill.
October 7, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Labor, environmental and human rights activists have spoken out against the recently passed omnibus law on job creation, saying it rolls back social protection
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Academics from scores of tertiary education institutions across the country have expressed their opposition to the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation which was
Jakarta – A number of the country's labor unions plan to challenge the recently passed Job Creation Law through a petition for judicial review with the Constitutional Court.
October 6, 2020
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins international calls on the government of Indonesia to repeal the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, renegotiate and open constructive d
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Indonesian religious figures have joined members of the public who stand in opposition to the newly passed Job Creation Law, calling for a judicial revie