House agrees to postpone four problematic bills, including revised KUHP

House agrees to postpone four problematic bills, including revised KUHP

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-09-25 11:04

The House of Representatives agreed on Tuesday to delay the deliberation of four problematic bills, including the Criminal Code (KUHP) bill, following mounting public anger at the legislative agenda.

The last two days saw tens of thousands of university students in Jakarta and other cities across the country taking to the streets to demand lawmakers hold off the passage of the controversial bills, arguing that the KUHP bill in particular threatens democracy and civil rights.

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