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UI Study: Omnibus Job creation law formulation deemed 'filthy'

Tempo - October 15, 2020

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – University of Indonesia's Law Faculty Center for Constitutional Law Studies (PSHTN FHUI) concludes that the drafting of the omnibus job creation law had been reckless from the method that was used and the lack of clarity regarding the official draft law that was passed by the House of Representatives (DPR).

"We conclude that the process of the formation of the laws is no longer just dirty, but it is already filthy," wrote the organization's chairperson Mustafa Fakhri in a statement on Thursday, October 15.

Mustafa explained that the omnibus formulation is not recognized in Law No. 12/2011 overseeing the formulation of laws nor did it be included in the revised version of the law in 2019.

Another problem the constitutional law studies found is that the head of the omnibus law task force is led by the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and involves several businessmen, which understandingly raises questions regarding conflict of interest.

The third issue their study found is that the House of Representatives legislators seemingly played "hide and seek" with the public in formulating the job creation law. He claims the suspicion comes from the 64 non-stop meetings from Monday to Sunday legislators committed to, including during recess periods.

The fourth aspect is the fact that not every DPR legislator was given a copy of the final script of the omnibus job creation law, which was about to be passed.

The peak of the "omnibus controversy" according to Mustafa is the four different versions of its final draft that circulated in public which eventually bewildered the public as it makes it difficult to hold onto which version after it was passed.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1396221/ui-study-omnibus-job-creation-law-formulation-deemed-filthy