Job Creation Law ‘defective’, experts say after incomplete draft passed

first_imgLawmakers passed the contentious law, which contains provisions that activists and members of the public have argued threaten labor rights and environment protections, on Monday following a series of back-to-back and weekend meetings.Didi Irawadi Syamsuddin, a lawmaker of the Democrat Party and member of House Commission XI overseeing finance, claimed a draft of the jobs bill had not been distributed to lawmakers during the most recent plenary session on Monday.“It’s ironic because the jobs law is such a crucial law but we didn’t receive a draft bill during the plenary meeting,” he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.The Democrats and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) are the only two parties in the House, among nine, that opposed the endorsement of the law. Amid the uproar that has resulted from the passing of the controversial Job Creation Law by the House of Representatives, a lawmaker has claimed the legislature is still working on the final draft of the controversial law, sparking concerns among experts who have described the law as “legally defective”.Member of the House Legislation Body (Baleg) Firman Soebagyo said he was concerned about possible misinformation being spread among the public that had triggered three days of nationwide protests. He claimed the public may not have received accurate information regarding the jobs law as the final version of the law was still being refined.“We are still revising the draft so that there aren’t any typos. We will soon deliver the draft to President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo],” the Golkar party politician said on Wednesday. Read also: Ministry prepares regulation on small businesses to implement jobs lawConstitutional law expert Faiz Rahman of the Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University (UGM)’s School of Law said it was strange that lawmakers had claimed not to have received a draft during the plenary session. He said all lawmakers should have been given and read the final draft before it was passed into law.“Even though representatives of each faction were involved in the earlier deliberations, the final draft must be distributed to all lawmakers during the plenary session. It’s illogical for lawmakers to have approved a bill without knowing which draft bill it was,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Another of UGM’s constitutional law experts, Mahaarum Kusuma Pertiwi, echoed Faiz’s concerns, saying the jobs law was formally flawed.“Any draft bill that has not been agreed upon during the first stage of deliberations [between Baleg and representatives of each fraction] cannot be taken to the plenary meeting. It means the deliberation has not been completed,” she saidEven if the revisions were merely about wording, Mahaarum said, that was not an excuse to rush an unfinished bill into a plenary session.“Why not cancel the plenary session if the bill was not ready? The wording is not a trivial matter,” she said.According to Article 72 of Law No.12/2011 on the drafting of laws and regulations, once a bill is passed by the legislature, it requires the approval of the president to be enacted. Therefore, there should be not be any additional processes between a law being passed by the House and being passed by the president, even if it was only to fix typos, she added.Topics :last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

first_imgSunday, October 13, 2013•12:36 p.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:12 p.m. Officers took a report of a family domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 300 block S. F, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Mandi D. Knox, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended. Saturday, October 12, 2013•12:19 a.m. Injury accident, hit and run in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, and juvenile male, 17, Oxford.•12:19 a.m. Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with reckless driving and failure to report an accident.•12:19 a.m. Juvenline male, 17, Oxford was issued a notice to appear charged with Reckless Driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.•12:19 a.m. Officers investigated reckless driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington.•10:14 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9:55 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•10:08 p.m. David L. Crawford, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps.•10:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil incident in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013: Friday, October 11, 2013•8:10 a.m. Cari C. Martin, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•8:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of a known subject in the 800 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10:02 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an electric meter in the 600 block E. 4th, Wellington.•2:04 p.m. Craig R. Boatright, 54, Wellington was arrested and charged with battery.•On October 7, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card of a known suspect in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington.•3:26 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 500 block N. Washington, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 700 block S. Fair, Wellington.•5:23 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of medication in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.•On October 10, at 5:40 p.m. June L. Hearlson, 83, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with three dogs at large.•6:30 p.m. Officers investigated a known suspect making a false information in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•10:35 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 800 block W. Hillside by a known suspect from Wellington.last_img read more

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