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(From The Jakarta Post)
People's Consultative Assembly lawmakers returned to their factions on Friday to deliberate the draft of the Assembly's standing orders, which mandates a disciplinary council to hear violations of the legislative body's code of ethics.
The disciplinary council will also have the authority to hand down penalties on Assembly members.
Assembly Speaker Amien Rais said the standing orders would take effect when the new lawmakers were installed on Oct. 1.
Amien said the code of ethics, a part of the standing orders, should serve as the guideline for the new lawmakers.
"The code will help the new Assembly members …