Jokowi Hustles Labor Reform Law Amid Protest

Hamstrung by Coronavirus problems, president bets on divisive law

By: Ainur Rohmah

Lawmakers are speeding up the deliberation of Indonesia’s controversial omnibus bill on job creation, hoping to complete action by September amid mounting public outcry. The bill is one of President Joko Widodo’s most pressing second-term priorities, a potential lifeline from the severe economic downturn stemming from the Covid-19 pandem…

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