APSN Banner

Government to put stricter regulations on mass organizations

Jakarta Post - December 14, 2016

Margareth S. Aritonang, Jakarta – The government is set to impose tougher regulations for all mass organizations in an effort to discipline groups that have violated Indonesian values, a minister has said.

Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly said the new rules include stricter requirements for the establishment of a mass organization and severe punishments for disobedient groups.

"We will dissolve groups that are not good for the nation because they violate Pancasila and other state values," he told journalists on the sidelines of a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Yasonna, a politician from the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), further explained that as a first step toward the goal, his office would prepare for a government regulation (PP), through which technical provisions stipulated in the law on mass organizations would be explained in more detail.

The minister said although the issuance of the PP would be a bit late, implementing this regulation was crucial because it would explain preliminary efforts so the government could begin to discipline certain mass organizations.

"We will make sure that it will no longer be easy for mass organizations [to commit violations]," Yasonna asserted. (ebf)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/12/14/govt-to-put-stricter-regulations-on-mass-organizations.html