TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo held an internal meeting with Vice President Ma'ruf Amin to deliberate the Omnibus Law on Job Creation today, October 9, 2020.
“At 09:30, there is an internal meeting with the President on the Job Creation Law (via video conference),” as quoted from the VP’s official schedule released on wapresri.go.id.
Until Wednesday, October 7, the newly-enacted law by the House of Representatives (DPR) has not been submitted yet to the president. The DPR has seven days to complete the law before reporting it to the president.
Meanwhile, a wave of mass protests continued. Various civil organizations joined in the Workers and People Movement (Gebrak) and regional alliances called for a strike from Tuesday to Thursday this week, October 6-8, 2020.
The peak protest broke out on October 8 as the demonstration turned into chaos around Harmoni, Horse Statue, and Sarinah areas. Several public facilities were destroyed. The president, meanwhile, was in Central Kalimantan, inspecting the food estate program.
Workers asked the President to issue a regulation in lieu of law or Perpu to revoke the new omnibus law. Yet, Jokowi ordered his cabinet to expedite the completion of derivative rules of the law within one month.
“As instructed by Bapak President, there are 40 government regulations (PP) and five presidential regulations (Perpres)," said Coordinating Minister for Economy, Airlangga Hartarto, in a virtual press conference via the Ministry’s Youtube channel on Wednesday, October 7.
The Presidential Staff Office (KSP) chief expert staffer Ade Irfan Pulungan told Tempo on October 7 that anyone rejecting the Job Creation Omnibus Law has the right to challenge it or submit a judicial review to the Constitutional Court (MK).