July 22, 2011 was the last day of the Fourth Session of the National Parliament. However, the Bill on the Social Security Administering Agency (BPJS) still has not been approved. The formation of BPJS is a mandate of the Law No. 40 Year 2004 on National Social Security System (SJSN). Without BPJS, national social security as a whole cannot be applied.
Based on the regulations on proceedings in the National Parliament, a bill that has been discussed three times during a session period cannot be discussed again in the following the period. Therefore, in accordance to these rules of the National Parliament, the previous session period was the last chance to finalize the Bill on BPJS.
It is known that the Bill on BPJS deadlock is caused by a disagreement between the government and the Parliament. There are differences in opinions, in terms of institutional providers of social security, and several related traits of the Bill itself. This edition of the Indonesian Update will raise a main theme on the urgency of social security in Indonesia.
This edition of the Indonesian Update also raises several important topics in the fields of law, politics, and social affairs. on legal affairs, it discusses the processes to weaken the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). on politics, it talks about the congress of the Democratic Party and money politics. It also talks about the moratorium of public servant recruitment. on social affairs, it raises topics on the relationship between climate change and children, and on the preparation for Lebaran homecoming.
The regular publication of the Indonesian Update with its actual themes is expected to help policy makers in the government and the business sector, academicians, and international think tanks get actual information and contextual analyses on economic, political, social, and cultural developments in Indonesia.