first_imgFront line medics in one of Latin America’s coronavirus epicenters are lifting the lid on the daily horrors they face in an Ecuadoran city whose health system has collapsed.In one hospital in Guayaquil overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, staff have had to pile up bodies in bathrooms because the morgues are full, health workers say.In another, a medic told AFP that doctors have been forced to wrap up and store corpses to be able to reuse the beds they died on. ‘It kills you psychologically’ The number of daily deaths fell last week but that was scant consolation for this nurse, who says he is tormented by what he has experienced.When he goes home, after a 24-hour shift, his feet hurting, he tries to rest but then the “nightmare” strikes.He dreams of running until he falls and knocks “open the bathroom door with the number of bodies… and you can’t go back to sleep.”His home life has also changed. He is following strict isolation so cannot see his parents or brother.When he goes home he begins his ritual of disinfecting his car and shoes, hosing himself down on the patio before washing his clothes in hot water.”I eat on a plastic table away from everyone. I leave my home with a mask, I can’t hug anyone, not even the pets,” he said.Every now and then he thinks about the psychological mark left on him every time he has to make do with hooking them up to cannula tubes when what they really need is a ventilator.”They tell you, ‘It’s okay — give them oxygen and a slow drip serum and leave them,'” he told AFP.”But what if that was my mom? What if it was my dad? That kills you. It kills you psychologically.”AFP sought comment from health authorities in Guayaquil but did not get a reply.A national public health authority official said he had been in an emergency unit in Guayaquil where bodies were piled up. “A morgue for eight deceased persons and you have to manage 150 bodies, what can you do? You have to put them anywhere nearby that you have space,” he told AFP. The official said the number of cases in Guayaquil rose dramatically and rapidly in a matter of days, overwhelming an inadequate emergency healthcare system.”There was such a speed of contagion that it reflected a large number of seriously ill and a large number of deaths at a specific time,” he said.  Patients were discharged or referred to other facilities “to free up all these beds” for coronavirus patients, he told AFP.”They took out anesthesia machines from operating rooms to replace them with ventilators.”People are alone, sad, the treatment wreaks havoc on the gastrointestinal tract, some defecate; they feel bad and think they will always feel that way, and they see that the person next to them starts to suffocate and scream that they need oxygen.”It isn’t just hospitals that have been overwhelmed, but morgues too.”The morgue staff wouldn’t take any more, so many times we had to wrap up bodies and store them in the bathrooms,” the nurse said. Only when the bodies were “stacked up six or seven high did they come to collect them.”A 26-year-old colleague, also a nurse, confirmed the chaotic scenes.”There were many dead in the bathrooms, many lying on the floors, many dead in armchairs,” she told AFP. Topics :center_img ‘Sanitary disaster’ Guayaquil’s health system has collapsed under the pressure of the coronavirus, and it seems to be having catastrophic knock-on effects.In the first half of April, the province of Guayas, whose capital is Guayaquil, recorded 6,700 deaths, more than three times the monthly average.The disparity suggests that the real COVID-19 death toll is far greater than the official nationwide tally of fewer than 600.President Lenin Moreno has acknowledged that Ecuador’s official coronavirus tallies “are short” of the true figures.A 28-year-old doctor at a second Guayaquil hospital, who also insisted on anonymity, conjured a similarly grim picture of health services in crisis. “Bodies were in the corridors of the emergency ward because the morgue was full,” the medic told AFP, describing “20 to 25 corpses” waiting to be taken away.”It was up to us to collect and wrap the corpse and store it so we could disinfect the bed for the next patient,” he added.At the first hospital, refrigerated containers were brought in to store bodies, some of which remained for up to 10 days.Some family members “break the covers… so the fluids come out. It’s a sanitary disaster,” said the 35-year-old male nurse. Ecuador has recorded close to 23,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 600 deaths, with Guayaquil by far its worst affected city. But the real toll is thought to be far higher.A 35-year-old nurse at the first hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the trauma of what he saw had affected him professionally and personally.When the health emergency broke out in March, every nurse went from caring for 15 patients to 30 in the space of just 24 hours, he added.”So many people arrived that… they were practically dying in our hands,” said the nurse.last_img read more

first_img“ICU to be expanded, hopefully, in coming days,” Dr. Steven Oscherwitz, an infectious disease expert at the hospital, said in a tweet on Monday night. “Not sure where people needing ICU care will be able to go, since most AZ (Arizona) hospitals are pretty full now.”Health officials in many states attribute the spike to businesses reopening and Memorial Day weekend gatherings in late May. Many states are also bracing for a possible increase in cases stemming from tens of thousands of people protesting to end racial injustice and police brutality for the past three weeks.Church outbreakIn Oregon, health officials are trying to contain an outbreak of over 200 new cases in Union County linked to the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church. New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six US states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies.Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada also reported its highest single-day tally of new cases on Tuesday, up from a previous high on May 23. Hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs.At Arizona’s Tucson Medical Center on Monday, just a single intensive care unit (ICU) bed designated for COVID-19 patients was available, with the other 19 beds filled, a hospital representative said. The Oregonian newspaper reported that a video on the church’s Facebook page on May 24 showed hundreds of people standing close together singing. Large gatherings were not permitting under the state’s reopening plan at that time. The video has since been deleted, it said.Reuters was not able to reach the church for comment.In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said the record number of new cases is due to more testing. Hospitalizations – a metric not linked to increased testing – also hit a record high. But the state has nearly 15,000 hospital beds available, Abbott said.For the week ended June 14, testing increased over 30% but the positive rate held steady at 7%, a Reuters analysis showed.Texas tested 674 out of every 100,000 residents last week, while about half of the 50 states tested at least 1,000 out of every 100,000 residents. New York led the nation, testing 2,245 out of every 100,000 residents, according to the analysis.The top Texas health official, John Hellerstedt, said the increase was manageable but the situation could change.”The possibility that things could flare up again and produce a resurgence of COVID-19,” which would stress the state’s healthcare system “is still very real,” Hellerstedt said.’We are winning’Across the United States, 17 states saw new cases rise last week, according to a Reuters analysis.In Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump plans to hold an indoor campaign rally on Saturday, new cases rose 68%.Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said officials were considering other, possibly outdoor, venues for the Tulsa event. The virus spreads far more efficiently in enclosed spaces.On Tuesday, Oklahoma health officials urged anyone attending the rally to get tested for the coronavirus before arriving and then to self-isolate following the event and get tested again. The health commissioner urged those over 65 or at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications to stay home.Pence pushed back against talk of a second wave of infections, citing increased testing.”In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown,” Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. “We are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”More than 2.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 116,000 have died from COVID-19, by far the most in the world.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgSixteen states have posted new record daily case counts this month. Florida confirmed a record high 11,000 in a single day, more than any European country reported in a single day at the height of the crisis there.As health experts cautioned the public not to gather in crowds to celebrate Independence Day over the weekend, US President Donald Trump asserted without providing evidence that 99% of US coronavirus cases were “totally harmless.”At least five states have already bucked the downward trend in the national death rate, a Reuters analysis showed. Arizona had 449 deaths in the last two weeks of June, up from 259 deaths in the first two weeks of the month. The state posted a 300% rise in cases over the full month, the most in the country.Steve Adler, the Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas, on Monday criticized the Republican Trump’s comment over the weekend that the virus was mostly harmless. “It’s incredibly disruptive and the messaging coming from the president of the United States is dangerous,” Adler told CNN. “One of the biggest challenges we have is the messaging coming out of Washington that would suggest that masks don’t work or it’s not necessary, or that the virus is going away on its own.”Soaring case numbers and packed hospitals in Texas have prompted some mayors and other local leaders to consider launching a new round of stay-at-home orders. Cities are getting together and lobbying the state’s governor to restore the authority to impose local anti-coronavirus measures, Adler said.White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Monday defended Trump’s comment over the weekend, saying the president was not trying to play down the deaths.”But it’s really to look statistically to know that whatever risks that you may have or I may have, or my, my children or my grandchildren may have, let’s look at that appropriately and I think that’s what he’s trying to do,” he told reporters outside the White House.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has forecast between 140,000 to 160,000 coronavirus deaths by July 25 in projections that are based on 24 independent forecasts. The number of US coronavirus deaths exceeded 130,000 on Monday, following a surge of new cases that has put President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis under the microscope and derailed efforts to restart the economy.The overall rate of increase in US deaths has been on a downward trend despite case numbers surging to record levels in recent days, but health experts warn fatalities are a lagging indicator, showing up weeks or even months after cases rise.Nationally, cases are approaching 3 million, the highest tally in the world and double the infections reported in the second most-affected country Brazil. Case numbers are rising in 39 US states, according to a Reuters analysis.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgBoth bills have already been deliberated for more than a decade. In previous terms, lawmakers failed to pass them into law despite repeatedly being flagged as priority items.The political tug-of-war over the bills will only take a toll on the victims, Theresia warned. “This makes the long path even longer for survivors to tread, as there is not yet any legal basis for access to justice or adequate services,” she said.In her opinion, the underlying problem is the entrenched patriarchy both within and outside the legislative body, noting the drawn-out discussion on “issues of morality” rather than the sexual violence eradication bill’s capacity to promote justice for survivors of sexual violence.Read also: Catalyzing change for gender equality“We suggest that the deliberation of the sexual violence eradication bill be conducted not only by House Commission VIII,” she said.Another commissioner, Veryanto Sitohang, underlined the importance of the role of civil society in overseeing the bill’s deliberation, with lawmakers seemingly unperturbed by the sluggish process.To this end, Komnas Perempuan has continuously held “necessary” talks with religious organizations in an attempt to rally support from the wider population to put pressure on the legislative process, he said.But women’s rights activist Ratna Batara Munti insisted that the work of legislators should not depend on whether or not there was pressure from the public, especially in the midst of a pandemic that has prevented effective monitoring of progress at the House.Read also: World leaders warn coronavirus could roll back progress for women“It isn’t easy for us to monitor [the legislative process under these] circumstances,” said Ratna, who coordinates activities for the Network of Pro-Women’s National Legislation Program (JKP3).“So, it is very important for lawmakers to have a strong perspective on gender [issues] from the outset,” she told The Jakarta Post on Friday.”But I am pessimistic about that.”From a broader perspective, and leaving aside the legislative program, Ratna argued that the principles laid out in the CEDAW had not even been properly implemented within the House’s institutional framework.The legislative body has seen an increase in representation among women, from just 17 percent during the 2014-2019 term to 21 percent in the current period, which expires in 2024, according to House statistics.But women still visibly lack a presence among House leadership posts, despite the House speaker being Puan Maharani. Even Commission VIII, which is responsible for women and children’s issues, is chaired by a man.“How are we to incorporate a women’s rights perspective if the structural and cultural conditions in the legislative body are still like that?” Ratna said.Read also: In ASEAN, gender equality still very much a ‘tick-the-box’ issueIn addition to the call for lawmakers to pass the relevant bills, Komnas Perempuan also urged the House to integrate the principles of the CEDAW into this year’s Prolegnas list.Taking aim at the government, Ratna demanded that both the Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry and Komnas Perempuan – which have the mandate to decide on women’s issues – “intervene” and instill gender rights into the country’s political institutions.The commission has found at least 421 bylaws that still discriminate against women, even though the government claimed to have found just 114 problematic government regulations and bylaws in a report to the UN CEDAW Committee last year.Read also: Men should stand up against gender inequality, for loveTo its credit, Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati acknowledged the government’s attempts to provide better services for victims of sexual and gender-based violence and discrimination.But she also argued that any improvement in this field would not achieve its optimum result if the options for taking action remained limited, citing as an example how the police still have no legal means to deploy a psychologist to escort rape victims when filing a police report.“Improving services for the victims seems not to be equally important with passing the aforementioned bills,” Asfinawati said.Topics : The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) revealed its recommendations for the 36th anniversary of the CEDAW ratification on July 24, calling on the House of Representatives to pass three bills relevant to the empowerment of women: the sexual violence eradication bill, the domestic workers protection bill and the bill for gender equality and justice.“[We urge] the House not to postpone the passing of the sexual violence eradication bill as a legal basis for victims’ access to substantive justice [and] the domestic workers protection bill as an acknowledgement of and guarantee for domestic workers,” Komnas Perempuan commissioner Theresia Iswarini said during a virtual press conference on Friday.“[We also call on the House not to postpone] the bill on gender equality and justice as the basis of equality between men and women in all processes of [national] development,” she added.The House included the sexual violence eradication and domestic workers protection bills in the 2020-2024 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) shortlist, but both were excluded from this year’s list of priorities. The long battle to end discrimination against women in Indonesia seems to be getting longer and longer as politicians remain at an impasse over passing pro-women legislation.Thirty-six years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) into law in 1984, the fight to make the country a safer place for women has stalled over protracted negotiations about deliberating the relevant legislation.Read also: Activists, survivors step up campaign for sexual violence bill after another delaylast_img read more

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? Google “Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, August 17, 1945.Many Indonesians are still at a disadvantage in accessing health services, even as Indonesia celebrates its 75th year of independence this year.The poorest section of the population still has the highest percentage of people who do not get treatment when they are sick, leaving their health needs unmet, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).“This can be caused by various things, such as having no money to pay medical bills or transportation costs, having no means of transportation or because of the long waiting time for services [that makes it] hard for them to get treatment,” BPS said.A 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Ministry joint report found that the poorest have the lowest ba… #Indonesia75 Indonesia Independence-Day #IndependenceDay health #health Facebook Linkedin Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

first_imgIt was reported that the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) drove away a Chinese coast guard vessel from North Natuna waters on Saturday.The vessel, identified as Chinese coast guard ship 5204, was detected by Bakamla patrol ship KN Nipah 321 through an automatic identification system at around 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday.In a statement on Sunday, Bakamla reported that the crew of the Chinese vessel had insisted they had the right to patrol the so-called nine-dash line – a boundary denoting China’s territorial claim to the South China Sea based on what it claims are traditional fishing grounds. One of the nine dashes slices through waters north of the Natuna Islands.Natuna Legislative Council (DPRD) speaker Andes Putra said on Monday that the presence of foreign vessels in the region’s waters was not a surprise to locals.“Every week, we receive reports from residents regarding the unauthorized activity of foreign fishing vessels,” Andes said.“We have relayed the information to the TNI AL [Indonesian Navy] and other related [departments], but it has yet to reduce the number of foreign vessels [entering the region].”Topics : Indonesia has reasserted its sovereignty in talks with the Chinese government in light of the controversy surrounding the unauthorized deployment of a Chinese coast guard vessel into Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Natuna Sea off Riau Islands province.The Foreign Ministry said the government had discussed the issue with the Chinese deputy ambassador to Indonesia in Jakarta on Sunday in the hopes of clarifying the intent behind China’s deployment of its coast guard vessel.“The ministry emphasized that […] Indonesia’s ZEE does not overlap with Chinese waters and [the government] therefore rejects China’s nine-dash line claim because it contradicts the 1982 UNCLOS [United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea],” Monday’s statement said.last_img read more

first_imgThe government made the commitments in the so-called Speech from the Throne, in which it outlined its plans and made clear the need to protect Canadians from COVID-19 as new cases spike, reaching 146,663 total cases and 9,234 deaths on Tuesday.In a rare national address on Wednesday evening, Trudeau said a second wave was under way in the four biggest provinces.”We’re on the brink of a fall that could be much worse than the spring,” he said. The government, he added, “will have your back, whatever it takes.”The range of promises and mentions of significant investments could upset markets showing signs of nervousness about soaring budget deficits and debt. Canada lost one of its coveted triple-A ratings in June when Fitch downgraded it for the first time, citing the spending. The Canadian dollar extended its decline after the speech, touching 1.3384 to the US dollar, or 74.72 US cents.In his address, Trudeau said low interest rates meant Ottawa could afford the promised spending.”Doing less would mean a slower recovery and bigger deficits in the long run,” he said, adding that long-term spending would be fiscally sustainable.Spending measures already announced mean Canada’s budget deficit this fiscal year is forecast to hit C$343.2 billion ($256.5 billion), the largest since World War Two.Ian Lee, associate professor of management at Ottawa’s Carleton University, said the speech represented a “very high-risk bet” by Trudeau.”He’s gambling this massive increase in expenditures is going to generate very substantial growth,” he said by phone.COVID-19 cases rising rapidlyThere has been an average of 1,123 cases reported daily over the past week, compared with a daily average of 380 cases in mid-August. Canadians are now more worried about COVID-19 than they have been since April, an Abacus Data poll showed.The throne speech is a parliamentary measure of confidence and given that the Liberals only have a minority in the House of Commons, they will need the support of opposition legislators to avoid being toppled and plunging the country into an election.The left-leaning New Democrats – who had indicated they might vote in favor – said the proposals did not offer enough support to Canadians.Party leader Jagmeet Singh said he did not want to force an election, adding his team would take “a lot of time” to decide what to do. A formal vote is likely next month.The Conservatives, the largest opposition group, confirmed expectations they would not back the government.”We don’t want to see more words. We need action,” said deputy leader Candice Bergen.The Trudeau government said it was sticking to the goal of fighting climate change and promised money to retrofit buildings and make zero-emissions vehicles more widely available.The Liberals also vowed to make significant investments in childcare and said they would extend an existing wage subsidy measure until next summer. The speech made no specific spending commitments or fiscal projections, some of which will be disclosed in a fiscal update later this year. Canada’s Liberal government, insisting on Wednesday that “this is not the time for austerity,” promised major new investments and initiatives to help the country battle back from the coronavirus pandemic even as a new wave of infections looms.The administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which has already unveiled hundreds of billions of dollars in aid for people and businesses, promised a plan to recover more than a million jobs lost during the crisis.”This is not the time for austerity,” it said. “Canada entered this crisis in the best fiscal position of its peers.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgTopics : Claycourt master Rafa Nadal passed his first real test of this year’s French Open with a 7-6(4) 6-4 6-1 victory against Italian rising star Jannik Sinner as his quest for a record-breaking 13th title gathered momentum on Tuesday.The Spaniard, also looking to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, was stretched like rarely before by the 19-year-old Sinner as he set up a clash with Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat him in the Italian Open quarter-finals last month.The 34-year-old Nadal’s 97 previous victories at Roland Garros made the difference in the key moments with the Spaniard rallying from a break down in the first two sets.Sinner, the first French Open debutant to reach the last eight since Nadal in 2005, confirmed his immense potential but lacked just a bit of composure when it mattered.last_img read more

first_imgPreviously, WB Indonesia and Timor Leste country director Satu Kahkonen aired concerns about the bill’s potential environmental and labor impacts.Read also: Omnibus bill could hurt labor, environmental protections: World BankPresident’s responseOn Oct. 9, in his first public statement since the bill’s passage, the President brushed off the criticisms as “disinformation and hoaxes spread through social media”. As labor unions, activists and their lawyers prepare to petition the Constitutional Court for a judicial review of the recently passed Job Creation Law, critics have accused President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of sidestepping public concerns over the rushed process to pass the legislation.Nearly a year after the President announced his intent to push a set of sweeping revisions in a draft law called the omnibus bill on job creation, lawmakers passed the bill on Oct. 5. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier than originally expected, in a move that sidestepped unions’ plans to hold a nationwide strike in protest of the bill.The Jokowi administration has continued to insist that the new law is intended to attract foreign investment and create jobs to prop up a floundering economy. This point received a rare nod on Friday from the World Bank, which lauded the legislation as “a major reform effort”. The statement appears to disregard the fact that the public had extremely limited access to any legal means for preventing the bill’s passage, given the current COVID-19 restrictions. Even so, the House held its deliberations behind closed doors without inviting public input, another contentious point critics have raised as regards the lack of legislative transparency.The President added, however, that “relevant parties” were welcome to challenge the law.“If there is any dissatisfaction toward the Job Creation Law, please submit a [request for] judicial review with the Constitutional Court,” he said.Experts were left stumped by Jokowi’s bombastic response, with some saying that the President had failed to acknowledge the public’s immediate and widespread concerns.Constitutional law expert Bivitri Susanti, from the Indonesia Jentera School of Law in Jakarta, said Jokowi’s statement did not address the problematic deliberative process that involved hardly any public participation. Resorting to a judicial review at the Constitutional Court also did “not address the root of the problem”, Bivitri told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.“It’s as though [lawmakers and officials] are passing the buck and convincing themselves that they exercised due diligence in the legislative process, when in fact, [they didn’t],” she underlined.Furthermore, four “final” version of the omnibus bill were in public circulation after the House passed the legislation, preventing effective scrutiny of the new law. It remains unclear whether these versions were leaked deliberately, and by whom.The approved final version of the draft law, which spans 812 pages, was submitted to Jokowi this Wednesday for his signature.Read also: House submits final draft of jobs law to JokowiWords spray-painted on a wall in Jakarta reflect the sense of public betrayal that has fueled three days of nationwide demonstrations against the omnibus bill on job creation, which the House of Representatives passed last Monday. The graffiti reads: “Wants to be elected/Wants to be heard/After [getting] elected/They [refuse] to listen. R.I.P.” (JP/Seto Wardhana)Implementing regulationsChief expert staffer Donny Gahral Adian of the Executive Office of the President said that the government would immediately begin drafting the implementing regulations for the new law. These might include both presidential and government regulations, and the President had set a deadline for all implementing regulations to be issued within three months from the date on which the bill was passed into law.Donny, however, made assurances that the public would be involved in the regulations’ deliberative process.“The drafting team is sure to invite the academia, public figures, civil society [representatives] and other stakeholders who can offer input for the implementing regulations,” he said.Unions’ responseThe Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI), one of the largest and most vocal labor groups that oppose the law, said it would not participate in any processes related to the regulations.“Workers have rejected the Job Creation Law. As such, it is impossible for them to accept the implementing regulations, let alone be involved in drafting them,” said KSPI president Said Iqbal in a statement on Thursday.The KSPI and other labor groups have vowed to continue protesting the law while they mulled over several options. These included demanding that the President issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the Job Creation Law and lobbying the House for a legislative review.According to Said, a petition for judicial review was a possible option, but he stressed that the unions needed to be able to review the approved version of the law before approaching the Constitutional Court.Constitutional Court spokesman Fajar Laksono, when contacted by the Post on Friday, confirmed that three separate parties had already submitted petitions for a judicial review of the Job Creation Law. Two of the petitions, both filed on Oct. 12, challenged certain articles in the law, while the third petition was filed Oct. 15 and asked the court to repeal the law in its entirety.Fajar said the court would process the petitions according to the appropriate procedures, and that it was up to the court’s justices whether to grant the petitions or not.Meanwhile, deputy director Wahyudi Djafar of the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) said that the best compromise the government could and should offer was to issue a Perppu to delay the law’s commencement. Doing so would also allow some room for dialogue.“If the omnibus [law] is really necessary, then it is better to reopen the debate until public opinion is truly represented,” Wahyudi said on Wednesday.“A Perppu could be issued not to revoke [the law], but to delay its entry into force.”Read also: Rallies against job creation law turn violent as police clash with protestersProtesters burn the Bundaran HI Transjakarta bus stop at Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, on Oct. 8, 2020. Thousands of workers and students hold a rally to reject the new Job Creation Law. (JP/Seto Wardhana)Types of reviewsIn a legislative review, the House reviews certain aspects of a law in line with public demand and makes any necessary amendments, or it can annul specific points.A Perppu is the equivalent of an executive review, in which the President replaces a law with emergency provisions. The President is not required to consult the House when issuing a Perppu.In a judicial review, individuals or groups can challenge a law through the Constitutional Court, the country’s sole interpreter of the Constitution. If the court grants the petition, it reviews the constitutionality of the legislative process or certain provisions in the challenged law. The court then issues a final and binding decision that could result in repealing the law or returning it to the House for amending the provisions it has found to be unconstitutional.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Matic will miss both of Serbia’s matches (Picture: Getty)‘Nemanja Matic will not play in Wolfsburg, nor in Lisbon. He played the last match in the club but did not stay in the field until the end,’ said Serbia boss Mladen Krstajic.AdvertisementAdvertisementMatic joins Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial in sustaining injuries during the international break.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMarcus Rashford is also likely to miss England’s qualifier against Czechia on Friday with an ankle injury.The forward has been carrying the injury since United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford a month ago but has been playing through the pain barrier.MORE: PDC Premier League Darts week 7 fixtures, table, odds, TV channel and schedule Advertisement Nemanja Matic pulls out of Serbia friendly as Manchester United suffer fourth injury of international break Comment Nemanja Matic has just returned from injury (Picture: Getty)Nemanja Matic has become the fourth Manchester United player to sustain an injury in the international break after pulling out of Serbia’s upcoming matches.Matic missed nearly a month of action with a muscle injury but returned for the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal and started a week later in a 2-1 loss to Wolves.The 30-year-old had been a mainstay under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was likely to start in Serbia’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Portugal after tonight’s friendly against Germany.However, the Serb has been forced to pull out of the squad, casting a doubt over his fitness for United’s clash against Watford on March 30th.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Mar 2019 2:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link311Shareslast_img read more