Jakarta – A plan to reform laws and boost development throughout the regions has seen the government scrap 3,143 regional regulations, Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said Wednesday night (14/09).
"The policy is expected to support the government's efforts to boost regional developments as the key of national economy transformation," Tjahjo said.
Regulations which have been cancelled include those which have slowed down investments, licensing and services which have caused a negative effect on the national economy or conflict with higher laws.
The Home Affairs Ministry has published an additional ministerial decree to cancel some regional regulations for Java and Bali. "Such measures are expected to increase the competitiveness within the current competitive era," Tjahjo said.
Previously, President Joko "Jokowi" instructed the ministry to assess thousands of regional regulations in an effort to simplify the country's bureaucracy and in preparation of increasing international competition.