Members of Indonesian trade unions protest against the new jobs bill in Serang, Banten Province on October 14, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters Members of Indonesian trade unions protest against the new jobs bill in Serang, Banten Province on October 14, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
Members of Indonesian trade unions protest against the new jobs bill in Serang, Banten Province on October 14, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
Lynn Lee
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Lynn Lee

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law protests show Jokowi can’t just focus on politics to rush reforms

  • A bill seeking to ease rigid labour laws for jobs creation has sparked mass protests by the very people the Indonesian president is seeking to help
  • The government discounted the depths of anxiety over jobs in a time of Covid-19 and failed in public communications

Members of Indonesian trade unions protest against the new jobs bill in Serang, Banten Province on October 14, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters Members of Indonesian trade unions protest against the new jobs bill in Serang, Banten Province on October 14, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
Members of Indonesian trade unions protest against the new jobs bill in Serang, Banten Province on October 14, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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