The energy and mineral resources cluster within the omnibus law is regarded as a way to extend the old, problematic mineral and coal mining law. The royalty exemption clause for coal companies becomes a new controversy.
The government projected a reversal in economic conditions, from the current negative state to a rise of between 4.5 to 5 percent in 2021. Formidable challenges will be faced in recovering public consumption, investment, and realizing state expenditure.
Ties between players in a suspected corruption case at Jiwasraya are becoming clearer. The involvement of investment managers led investigators to the Financial Services Authority and the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
The government decided to inject some Rp2.78 trillion to support the Indonesian Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency in the swelling B30 program. It is seen as only benefiting oil palm oil giants that produce biodiesel.
Ratification of the revised Mineral and Coal Mining Law draws criticism, with many accusing it of only benefitting mining corporations. A leaked letter from the Energy Commission points out that the deliberations should not continue.