Govt Issues Perppu on Mass Organizations

M Sholahadhin Azhar    •    12 Juli 2017 14:57 WIB
law enforcement
Govt Issues Perppu on Mass Organizations
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto (Photo: Antara/Reno Esnir)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/ 2017 on Mass Organizations.

"The government issued the Perppu on July 10, 2017," Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto said in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Perppu amends the existing law regulating mass organizations. It enables the government to ban  mass organizations.

"The Perppu is not aimed to discredit Islamic mass organizations. It is not aimed to harm Muslim citizens,"the former Indonesian military chief said.

In May, the government announced a plan to disband Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI). The government prepared a legal action to dissolve the anti-Pancasila mass organization.

"Public should learn the Perppu calmly. They should understand the Perppu clearly," the retired general said.

 


(WAH)