The Student Factor
The palace gathered a number of public figures to help temper the student movement triggered by the Corruption Eradication Commission law revision and the plan to legislate problematic bills. President Jokowi is considering issuing a government regulation in lieu of law, but the plan is met with resistance from pro-government parties.
NEWS of President Joko Widodo’s request for the House of Representatives (DPR) to postpone passing the Criminal Code Bill was a hot topic on a WhatsApp group for House Law Commission members from Friday to Monday, September 20-23. Members of the group, including those from pro-government parties, continued to question the President’s reasoning.
Others responded by saying that no regulations allow postponing the legislation of the Cri...