Indonesia: President considers revoking new law

After a mass protests demanding that the propose new law should be scraped, Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he is considering a decision soon on whether to use his authority to revoke a new anti-corruption agency law.

“There has been a lot of input given to me, mainly on releasing a regulation in lieu of law. Of course we will consider it, assess it immediately,” Widodo told reporters in a televised broadcast.

Indonesia’s parliament last week approved changes to a law governing the country’s anti-corruption agency, sparking alarm among activists who say revisions that include curbing its freedom to wiretap suspects will hurt the fight against graft.


Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.