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Government to revoke bylaws halting development

Jakarta Post - September 27, 2016

Jakarta – Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said on Monday that his ministry would revoke a large number of bylaws deemed to be hampering regional development.

"We will retract 101 bylaws that have hampered regional development," he was quoted by kompas.com as saying in an evaluation meeting with the ministry's inspectorates general in Jakarta.

He said that the ministry was currently drafting an inventory list to determine which bylaws would be revoked. "We will announce the list next week. Everything is recorded and noted," he said.

Previously, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revealed that his administration had revoked 3,143 bylaws deemed to be problematic. "I would like to convey that the Home Ministry, in line with its authority, has revoked 3,143 bylaws," Jokowi said in June.

He added that the revoked bylaws had hampered regional economic growth due to lengthy and difficult bureaucratic requirements that resulted in a complicated permit issuance process for businesses and investors.

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/09/27/national-scene-govt-revoke-bylaws-halting-development.html