President orders ministers to make public the Omnibus Law draft

President orders ministers to make public the Omnibus Law draft

President Joko Widodo (second right) chaired a limited meeting on Omnibus Law at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Friday (December 27, 2019). ANTARA/Hanni Sofia/gtm

Bogor (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) here Friday  prompted ministers to disclose the planned Omnibus Law's draft on job creation to the public before being submitted to the House of Representatives, citing transparency of public policy.

"Before the document is submitted to the House, the coordinating ministers, law and human rights minister, and state secretary must make assurance that the document is accessible to the public," the president stated while instructing some high-ranking officials at a limited meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Friday.

The document release targets the retrieval of greater inputs, criticism, and suggestions on the bill from individuals and civil society organizations.

"We have to be heedful of the people's demands and interests. Transparency is a process that we expect," he added, while prompting the Intelligence Agency, National Police, and Attorney General’s Office to also introduce the draft to all stakeholders.

Since being elected to a second term in office, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had vowed to revise over 70 prevailing laws and synchronize them into a single law, a concept that was popular as Omnibus Law.

Under his tenure for the 2019-2024 period, the president planned to draft two omnibus laws, including the Employment Creation Act and the SMEs Empowerment Act. The two laws cover at least 11 clusters and harmonize regulations issued by 30 ministries and agencies.

The president has planned to file the draft with the House of Representatives in mid-January of 2020. Related news: SMEs empowerment to be integrated in Omnibus Law: minister

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