Coordinating Minister’s Veto Power? Ignore!
- The core of argument on the coordinating minister’s veto power controversy has been circulating on the need for synchronization, either between intra-, interministerial regulations, and the president’s target or between policies of regional administrations and central government. The synchronized policies and regulations, hopefully, could ensure legal certainty.
- The new presidential administration believes there are around 42,000 overlapping laws and regulations, from central government to regional administrations. Curating and simplifying existing policies become one of the president’s focuses on his second term.
- According to the World Bank, the quality of Indonesian regulation, based on the regulatory process and implementation, is still low. It is even worse than the quality of Malaysian, Philippine, and Thai policy. Ineffective, overlapping laws and regulations, consequently, stunt the development of private sectors. Suffice to say, Indonesia is not business-friendly.