Govt Unprepared, Court Postpones Hearing on Job Creation Law

Chief Justice Suhartoyo chairing a material judicial review hearing of Law No. 6 of 2023 on the Job Creation Law, Monday (12/4/2023). Photo by Humas MK/Ifa.

JAKARTA (MKRI) — The Constitutional Court (MK) held another hearing on the material judicial review of Law No. 6 of 2023 on the Stipulation of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2 of 2022 on Job Creation into Law and Law No. 33 of 2014 on Halal Product Assurance (JPH) on Monday, December 4, 2023 for cases No. 49/PUU-XXI/2023 and 58/PUU-XXI/2023. This hearing was presided over by Chief Justice Suhartoyo and the other eight constitutional justices.

This hearing had been scheduled to hear testimonies from the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Government. However, based on the report of the Court’s Registrar’s Office, the Government had not prepared its testimony.

“That is the actual situation, and the Court’s hearing schedule is already very packed until the end of the year. Therefore, this case will be scheduled again for the beginning of next year. We will most likely adjust it for the beginning of next year, and the timing will be determined later,” said Chief Justice Suhartoyo.

As a result, the Government conveyed that they needed time to finalize the President’s statement and requested a 14-day postponement.

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Case No. 58/PUU-XXI/2023 was filed by Rega Felix. He alleges that the mandatory halal product insurance system is subject to legal disputes such as those on the determination of halal or non-halal brand names. The Law No. 33 of 2014 on Halal Product Assurance (JPH) Law and the Job Creation Law, he argues, which led to the establishment various fatwa institutions such as the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and the Halal Product Committee, has led to higher potential of disputes.

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The petition No. 49/PUU-XXI/2023 was filed by Indonesia Halal Watch, represented by chairman Joni Arman Hamid and secretary Raihani Keumala. The Petitioner argued that the amendments to the articles in the JPH Law embodied in the Job Creation Law have disadvantaged them. In the background of their petition, in the articles that constitute changes and additions to norms, the Petitioner sees that there has been a shift from Indonesia adopting a symbiotic paradigm to an integralist paradigm. Therefore, the articles as mentioned in the petition are contrary to Article 28D, Article 29 paragraph (1), and Article 29 paragraph (2) of the 1945 Constitution.

Author       : Utami Argawati
Editor        : Lulu Anjarsari P.
PR            : Tiara Agustina
Translator  : Najwa Afifah Lukman/Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

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