Development in the field of economy must be directed towards the achievement of social welfare based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution. Democracy in the field of the economy calls for equal opportunity for every citizen to participate in the process of production and marketing of goods and or services, in a fair, effective and efficient business environment, so as to be able to promote the growth of economy and the functioning of a reasonable market economy.
Anyone engaging in business in Indonesia must exist in an atmosphere of fair and natural competition, hence there shall be no concentration of economic power in the hands of certain business actors, notwithstanding the commitments or conventions execute by the State of the Republic of Indonesia with regard to International Conventions. In order to achieve the intentions mentioned above, upon the initiative suggestion of the House of Representative, a Law regarding the Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition needs to be set forth.
Law number 5 year 1999 about Anti Monopoly Practice and Unfair Business Competition: