JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo came under increasing pressure to repeal his new controversial jobs law on Friday, with union and Muslim groups preparing to challenge it in court and some regional leaders publicly opposing the legislation. | Video
JAKARTA, Oct 9 The governor of Indonesia's
capital on Friday said he would inform President Joko Widodo of
protesters' demand for a polarising new labour law to be
repealed, as a growing number of regional leaders oppose the new
JAKARTA Indonesian police detained nearly 400 protesters on Wednesday, some armed with molotov cocktails and sharp weapons, on a second day of heated demonstrations over a controversial new jobs law in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament passed into law President Joko Widodo's flagship "Job Creation" bill on Monday that aims to boost investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, but critics ranging from unions to environmental groups pledged protests.
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JAKARTA Indonesia reversed earlier plans to cut severance pay, parliament's legislative committee said late on Sunday, ahead of the expected passing on Oct. 9 of a controversial "jobs creation" bill aimed at improving the investment climate.
JAKARTA, Sept 17 Indonesia's central bank held
its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday to keep the rupiah
currency stable, as the governor stressed that quantitative
easing was a better way to support an economy tipping into
recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.
JAKARTA, Sept 15 An Indonesian parliamentary
committee overseeing the drafting of a central bank law
amendment on Tuesday heard recommendations from experts who
called for the expansion of Bank Indonesia's (BI) mandate, but
insisted it must remain independent.
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JAKARTA, Sept 9 Indonesia must synchronise
monetary and fiscal policies better to tackle economic pressures
caused by the pandemic, although the government does not back a
proposal for a monetary board to oversee the country's central
bank, a top minister told Reuters.