House to resume deliberating KUHP bill amid pandemic

first_imgThe minister added that he would ask President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to submit a new presidential letter (Surpres) instructing the House to restart the deliberation process.Anticorruption activists have warned that the revision to the 1995 law could be a “gift” for graft convicts, as it would remove technical hurdles for obtaining special remissions, including conditional releases.The revised law would scrap a 2012 government regulation on the rights of inmates, which stipulates strict criteria for issuing remissions and parole for prisoners convicted of extraordinary crimes, including terrorism and corruption.House Deputy Speaker and Commission III member Azis Syamsuddin said that the House leadership would meet to discuss the possibility of restarting deliberations without a new Surpres, and announce its decision at the plenary meeting on Thursday.Topics : Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and House Commission III overseeing legal affairs agreed to resume deliberating the two bills after the government decided to start releasing inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country’s overcrowded prisons.Read also: House urged to stop controversial omnibus bill deliberation, prioritize COVID-19The government released over 5,500 inmates on Wednesday to meet its target of releasing about 50,000 inmates.”Please understand that the government is committed to continue the deliberation of both bills. We don’t disagree on the bills,” Yasonna said in a virtual meeting with House Commission III on Wednesday. The House of Representatives is set to resume deliberation of the revisions to the Criminal Code (KUHP) and the 1995 Correctional Center Law, at a time when the country is consumed by efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.It plans to restart the deliberation of both bills during a plenary session Thursday afternoon. The deliberation of the two bills were postponed in September 2019 following widespread protests led by tens of thousands of university students following the passing of the revised law on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The protesters argued that the bills would threaten democracy and curtail civil rights.last_img read more

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Adoree’ Jackson selected 18th overall in NFL Draft by Titans

first_imgAdoree’ Jackson, the jack-of-all-trades who wowed USC fans for three seasons on offense, defense and special teams, now has an NFL home.Jackson was selected 18th overall by the Tennessee Titans in the NFL Draft on Thursday, the first true cornerback in USC history to be selected in the first round and the first USC defensive back to be a first round pick since Troy Polamalu in 2003. Jackson also extends USC’s record of first round draft picks to 80.Jackson won the Jim Thorpe Award last season as the nation’s top defensive back, recording five interceptions and 11 pass break-ups. But he also dazzled as a punt and kick returner and occasionally on offense. Jackson’s 2,045 kick return yards is a USC record. He scored four times on special teams last season, twice on kick returns and twice on punt returns.He punctuated his USC career last season with a historic performance against Notre Dame in his final home game at the Coliseum. Jackson caught a touchdown pass and also returned both a punt and kickoff for touchdowns.The Belleville, IL native was named a Freshman All-American and Pac-12 Defensive Rookie of the Year in his first season and was a first-team All-Pac-12 defensive back as a sophomore.“Ain’t it a blessing,” Jackson tweeted on Thursday evening.Jackson, who is 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, will join Marcus Mariotta and a Titans team that will likely utilize him immediately as a cornerback. Jackson has drawn comparisons to the Houston Texans’ Jonathan Joseph and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Adam Jones.last_img read more

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