Golkar Supports Govt Plan to Revoke Problematic Local Laws

Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto, left, with President Joko Widodo at the party's national leadership meeting earlier this year. (State Palace Press Photo/Kris)

By : Robertus Wardi | on 10:00 AM September 28, 2016
Category : News, Politics, Featured

Jakarta. The Golkar Party has backed a government plan to revoke thousands of problematic local laws, known by their abbreviation Perda, especially ones related to ease of investment and licensing.

"We support what the government is doing. Regulations that slow down investments should be revoked," Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto said in Jakarta on Tuesday (27/09).

Speaking after a meeting of Golkar members at the Sultan Hotel, Novanto urged all regional leaders — especially those from Golkar — to produce regulations that do not conflict with central laws.

Golkar politicians, both lawmakers and those in ministerial positions, should take initiatives to cut red tapes and encourage more investments, according to Novanto.

Novanto also said Golkar will support the government’s agricultural reform plans, the first in over 50 years.

"President Jokowi is pushing for massive reforms in the agricultural sector. He has our full backing," Novanto said, referring to President Joko Widodo by his popular nickname.

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