Indonesia issues emergency regulation to replacing controversial job creation law
Recently Indonesia passed an emergency regulation. It will replace the controversial job creation law. President Joko Widodo has signed it. On clarification, the minister said that the courts’ legislation was flawed.
But many legal experts are criticizing the government’s attempt. They blame the government has ignored the debate procedure.
Airlangga Hartarto, the Chief Economics Minister said that this regulation was necessary for legal certainty amid global geopolitical uncertainty. It was also necessary to achieve the government’s investment target.
In the last year, the Constitutional Court said that the passage of the president’s acclaimed jobs-creation law was flawed. The reason was an insufficient public consultation and ordered MPs to restart the process within two years. If not then the law would be considered unconstitutional.
omnibus law amended more than 70 laws in Indonesia in 2022. The move to streamline trade rules in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, known for its rigid bureaucracy, was praised by foreign investors.
This sparked nationwide protests from workers, students, and green groups. It devalues labor and environmental protection.
Airlanga said, in keeping with the court’s ruling, the emergency regulation would constitutionally nullify the job creation law.
Mahfud MD said that Chief Security Minister the Government had it because the routine process of governance compliance will take a lot of time.
The biggest problem with the job creation law was minimizing the rules on severance pay. contract labor and outsourcing, and a stipulation that environmental studies are required only for high-risk investments.
This emergency law reflects the demands of the trade unions. It includes limiting outsourcing in some sectors. This adds a part to the formula. Used to set minimum wages to reflect purchasing power. Think about it. The government has held more public consultations about the law since the court’s decision.