Anies is sued by a Jakarta entrepreneur, these are the facts

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The decision of the Governor of DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan to revise the value of the DKI Jakarta provincial minimum wage (UMP) in 2022 has angered the business community. They feel they are not involved in setting regulations that increase the UMP to 5.1%.

Several businessmen have started to file a lawsuit with the State Administrative Court or PTUN. They asked that Jakarta Governor Decree Number 1517 concerning the 2022 Jakarta UMP also pays attention to the fate of entrepreneurs, especially in the post-pandemic situation.

Here are the facts regarding the businessman’s lawsuit against Anies:

1. Sued by Apindo and Kadin.

Entrepreneurs who are members of the Indonesian Employers Association or Apindo filed a lawsuit on Friday (14/1/2022). This was confirmed directly by the Deputy Chairperson of the Apindo DKI Jakarta Provincial Leadership Council (DPP) Nurjaman.

“Yes, (the lawsuit was submitted to the Administrative Court) Friday,” he said via text message to detikcom.

Previously, Nurjaman said that DKI Jakarta Governor Decree No. 1517 still had big questions, especially the sanctions that the company would get if it violated.

“What are the sanctions? Sanctions on wages are contained in PP 36 which regulates wages including the UMP, district, city, sanctions are there. Now the governorship decree that Mr. Anies made is there no consideration for PP 36? ” he said to CNBC Indonesia.

Apart from Apindo, the DKI Jakarta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) will also take similar steps. The chairman of the Jakarta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Diana Dewi, said that this was the aspiration of the entrepreneur group.

“Kadin is a forum apart from companies or entrepreneurs, there are also associations. We accept aspirations from members and associations who will even enact this Governor Regulation,” he said in Manufacturing Check CNBC Indonesia last week.

2. Will consult with DPRD DKI.

Deputy Chairperson of the Apindo DKI Jakarta Provincial Leadership Council (DPP) Nurjaman said that in addition to legal steps, political steps will also be taken by meeting the DKI Jakarta DPRD.

“We will take various steps, including if necessary steps for hearings with DPRD or being summoned by DPRD, because DPRD must be balanced, not only by asking the government for information, but we have not been asked for information, but until now we have not sent letters or asked further questions,” he said.

Previously, on December 27, 2021, Commission B of the DKI DPRD had summoned the DKI Provincial Government, in this case the Manpower, Transmigration and Energy Agency (Disnakertrans) to discuss the chaotic setting of the UMP. However, from the other side, the entrepreneur has not yet been asked for information.