Ministry invites people to discuss Criminal Code Bill

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Thus, the RKUHP can become a monumental work as the result of the ideas from all parties in our nation…

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Communication and Informatics Ministry has invited the public to participate in the discussion on the Criminal Code Bill (RKUHP), saying people’s aspirations are valuable for drafting laws and improving the sociopolitical dynamics in Indonesia.

“Thus, the RKUHP can become a monumental work as the result of the ideas from all parties in our nation, as the foundation of the society towards an equitable and prosperous Indonesia,” Communications and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate remarked during the inauguration of the “RKUHP Public Dialogue” here on Tuesday.

His ministry was chosen to hold the dialogue forum to enable stakeholders to share their opinions on the issue.

“Through the inauguration (of the forum), it will become the beginning of collaboration and synergy for all parties — not only the government and parliament, but also non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, as well as academics,” he said.

Various relevant inputs for the RKUHP will be included in the problem inventory list, the minister informed. Meanwhile, other inputs that are not relevant will still be noted as material for other regulations, both primary and derivative legislations.

He said he expected the discussion on the RKUHP to be put to good use so that the inputs can help improve the prepared bill.

The dialogue forum is also a part of the dissemination of the bill to the public. The forum can be considered successful if there is active and rational participation from the community, he added.

The implementation of the dialogue forum is part of President Joko Widodo’s directives regarding the preparation of the RKUHP and the discussion of the remaining 14 debated issues of the bill.

The Communication and Information Ministry has collaborated with the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs; Law and Human Rights Ministry; Religious Affairs Ministry; Cabinet Secretariat; National Police; Attorney General’s Office; and Presidential Staff Office in organizing the forum.

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