Indonesian House of Representatives finally enacted Tuesday the much-expected public service law that punishes government officials who delivered ill-conducted services to the public.
After four years of discussions, lawmakers in the parliament unanimously agreed to enact the law called Public Service Law that provides various grades of punishment for government officials who extort money or deliver unpleasant services to the public.
The law was enacted through a plenary assembly presided over by the House's Speaker Muhaimin Iskandar and was attended by lawmakers from factions in the parliament.
"We expect that the law would ease service access to the public. Those who breach the law would receive the punishment in various grades," Lawmaker from the Golkar said on the sidelines of the law enactment here.
The law, among other, provides legal basis on punishment for officials who committed fraud in providing compensation that came up from land acquisition.