The government issued Law No. 18/2017 as a new umbrella agreement for labor rights and protections two years ago in November, amending the previous 2004 Labor Law that activists deemed obsolete and incompatible with the current needs of Indonesian workers. Critics, however, are doubtful that the body of law has been fully optimized to ensure the safety of thousands of Indonesian migrants working overseas, as the government is missing a deadline to complete the regulatory framework within two years, as mandated in Article 90 of the Labor Law.