House to Engage the Public in the Deliberation of KUHP and Correctional Services Bills
Chairperson of Commission III (law, security, human rights) of the House, Herman Herry, explained on Monday that based on the prevailing rules, the House would engage various elements of society and stakeholders in the deliberation of bills on criminal code (KUHP) and correctional services. For this reason, Commission III would hold Public Hearings deliberating several controversial issues.
“As I have previously stated, the deliberation of bills on criminal code and correctional services will engage all relevant stakeholders. That is the mechanism. Commission III will invite those stakeholders to participate in public hearings,” stated Herman in his written statement to Parlementaria assuring stakeholders’ engagement in the deliberation of the bills.
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician clarified that deliberating the bills in just a week would not be possible. He went on saying that the Working Committee in Commission III of the Indonesian House was still waiting for a decision on the schedule of a Working Meeting with the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Mr. Yasonna Laoly, to continue the deliberation of both Bills.
“Commission III has not mentioned when it will finish the deliberation of the Bills. The commission only requests the House Leaders’ approval. Upon receiving the approval, the commission can resume deliberation on the Bills as has been agreed upon during the meeting with the Minister of Laws and Human Rights in early April 2020,” said the legislator from East Nusa Tenggara II constituency.