KSPI President Said Iqbal stated that his confederation was unhappy with the government's explanations that petitioners of the Tax Amnesty Law have no legal basis for filing a judicial review with the MK.
Said was of the view that the government's explanation on the tax amnesty policy would hurt laborers, who pay taxes. The law also goes against the interests of taxpayers, who pay taxes regularly based on the Constitution.
"The policy disadvantages its workers, who regularly file a report on their annual taxes, and their salaries are deducted directly. The government also urged the court to declare that the legal basis of the (the petitioners) is not legitimate. This is hurtful," Said noted after attending the MK hearing.
During the court session, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, who represents the government, rejected the judicial review proposal on the tax amnesty law, saying the petitioners had no legal standing.
She further said MK had set five cumulative requirements as the legal basis for petitioners to propose a judicial review, but they could only meet one requirement.
"Petitioners can only meet one requirement, namely having constitutional equality before the law, and they failed to meet the other four conditions," Sri said.
However, Said noted that the government's explanations during the MK hearing were as if it does not represent its people. "We are firm in our opinion that the amnesty law is against the 1945 Constitution."
The session was adjourned until Wednesday, September 28. The court will next hear expert explanations from the petitioners. (WDY)