House paves way for omnibus law return

The House of Representatives passed a revision to a 2011 law on Tuesday to give lawmakers the authority to pass omnibus laws, opening the way for the controversial and previously “procedurally unconstitutional” Job Creation Law to be rectified and implemented. The law previously had been rushed through law making process using the omnibus vehicle, which was not yet legally recognized.

Most of the changes in the 2011 law revision sought to provide lawmakers with the legal framework to formulate laws using the omnibus method. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the law’s revision was a step forward in forming legislation that was “more dynamic and progressive”.