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    FPKS Wish Kemensos Accelerates Disability Bill Discussion


    BANDUNG-Member of House of Representatives Commission VIII of the PKS faction, Fikri Faqih said the 22nd plenary session of Parliament in the 3rd Period, which took place on Thursday (17/3) afternoon, have been approved several bills to be taken to the second level to be discussed with the government, one of which is the Disability bill.

    Fikri Faqih hoped the presence of this bill can be resolved and shows the support to persons with disabilities. This law still requires time to compile more detailed in implementing regulation, in the form of 15 Government Regulation and two Presidential Decree.

    "However, according to Minister of Social Affairs, it can be summarised into 11 PP and 1 Permensos. PKS Faction hope it is not long to be published, due to provide legal certainty for Persons with Disabilities,” said Fikri in a press release received jabarprov.go.id, Friday (18/3).

    Social Minister Khofifah Indra Parawansa ensures that the legal certainty for persons with disabilities will soon be fulfilled. It was an effort to ensure the state perspective to persons with disabilities are no longer using the charity approach, but genuine protection to the people of the country as a whole.

    "This bill is a revision of the Act number 4 of 1997 on Disabilities which were still using charity-based approach. This law also contains criminal matter are cumulative, which contains fines and imprisonment. In order for the effort to fulfil of persons with disabilities to be effective,” said Khofifah.

    Therefore, PKS faction approved the deliberations of Persons with Disabilities to be brought to discussion in the second level.

    "It was as efforts to achieve justice and prosperity for all citizens in Indonesia," said Fikri.


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