Jakarta, 10 June 2021 – Formal and Material Test Trial of Law no. 11 of 2020, The Omnibus Law was held today. Yayasan Bina Desa and 14 other institutions that are members of the Coalition for the Defenders of Constitutional Rights (KEPAL) who have filed a lawsuit for the Formal Testing of the Omnibus Law since November 10, 2020 also attended today’s session. There were 6 (six) formal and material test cases that were tried simultaneously, namely Case Number 91/PUU-XVIII/2020, 103/PUU-XVIII/2020, 105/PUU-XVIII/2020, 107/PUU-XVIII/2020 and Number 4/PUU-XIX/2021, and Number 6/PUU-XIX/2021 with an agenda in the form of Listening to Statements from President Joko Widodo and Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR).
Today’s trial was also attended by 6 (six) Ministers of the Working Cabinet of Joko Widodo who were present as the Presidential Proxy, namely the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Mr. Airlangga Hartarto; Minister of Finance, Mrs. Sri Mulyani; Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Mr. Basuki Hadimuljono; the Minister of Manpower, Mrs. Ida Fauziyah; Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Mr. Arifin Tasrif; and the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Mr. Yasonna Laoly and all representatives of other ministries.
In the opening of the trial, the Constitutional Justice emphasized that the Court would separate the examination between the formal and material claims of the Omnibus. In the future, the Court will focus more on discussing the formal test first, because the formal trial at the Constitutional Court must be completed within 60 working days starting today, Thursday, June 10, 2021. And this formal trial trial will hear more about the fulfillment of formal requirements in 5 years. the stage of law formation, starting from proposing, discussing with the DPR and the Government, joint approval of the DPR and the Government, ratification, to promulgation as the last stage in the formation of legislation.
However, the trial, which should have listened to the statements of the President and the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, did not proceed as it should. The proxies of the President, represented by the Ministers, are not yet ready to provide information because there are still several documents that must be fulfilled, thus asking for the trial to be postponed. In addition, the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) as a party to this formal and material trial lawsuit was also not present at the trial on the grounds that there was another agenda for the session in the DPR itself.
Therefore, the Constitutional Justices decided to postpone the trial for another week, and the trial will be reopened on Thursday, June 17, 2021 with the same trial agenda.
You can watch the whole trial on the YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/dc_jHesC7-E