The last time we reported on the Land Bill was on October 23, 2018. At the time, the President held a closed cabinet meeting and discussed the continuation of the deliberation of the Land Bill. The Bill, as we all know, was included in the National Legislative Program (Prolegnas) in 2015. A draft exists, and the Government had submitted a problem inventory (DIM) on said draft to the House of Representatives at the end of 2017. Government ministries responsible for agrarian issues are supposedly unable to agree on some matters, and hence the deliberation of the Bill has been delayed. The ministries had supposedly found common ground in 2018, but well, since then nothing happened. Now, amid social unrest caused by the plan to promulgate the controversial Bill on Criminal Code, after the promulgation of Bill to revise the Law on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Government and the House of Representatives reportedly will also promulgate the Land Bill. But a lot of parties voiced their disagreement stating that there are a lot of issues that still need further discussion.
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