Gerindra proposes Government withdraw Omnibus Bill on job creation

Chairman of the faction of Gerindra Party in the Parliament Ahmad Muzani asks the government to withdraw the omnibus Bill on job creation. (Photo: IO/Yoga Agusta)

IO, Jakarta – Chairman of the Gerindra Party faction in the Parliament Ahmad Muzani has asked the government to withdraw the omnibus law on the Work Creation (Cipta Karya) Bill if it was determined incomplete. “The process is due because there were errors; it should be withdrawn and then a new concept should be proposed,” Muzani said at Nusantara III Building, Parliament Complex, Jakarta.

According to Muzani, in the realm of democracy, every government policy requires cross-examination and criticism. That is, mistakes should not be considered against the wishes of the government to boost investment through the bill.

The Gerindra Faction will also discuss Article 170, which is in the Work Creation Bill. Discussion to explore the bill would take constructive steps. “The public response should not be considered a hindrance to the discussion of the bill but should be considered as a process that strengthens and enriches the thoughts developed in it,” Muzani said.

In fact, the current Article 170 is considered to be able to annul the function of the Parliament.

According to Muzani, if the contents of the article are as written, the Work Creation Bill could castrate democracy, because the government has the power to change laws through Government Regulations (PP). “This raises new concerns about regimes that could castrate the democratic process,” Muzani said.

Article 170 paragraph (1) of the Omnibus Work Creation Bill said that the President will be given the authority to change the law through a Government Regulation (PP).

Article 170 paragraph (1) reads “In the context of accelerating the implementation of work creation strategic policies as referred to in Article 4 paragraph (1), based on this Law the Central Government has the authority to change the provisions in this Law and/or change the provisions in the Act which are not amended in this Law. “

Meanwhile, Article 170 paragraph (2) reads “Changes to the provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are regulated by Government Regulation.” (des)