Indonesian Parliament passes controversial law targeting its critics, anti-corruption commission

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Members of Indonesia’s House of Representatives have come under fire for passing a law giving themselves powers to obstruct corruption investigations and even press charges against their critics.

The revised Law of Representative Assemblies — locally referred to as the MD3 law — may also allow members to compel police to haul people into the House of Representatives (DPR) to face questioning from politicians.

Esp 2bPetitions against the changes have gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures since they were passed on February 12, and challenges to the…

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