Blue-collar worker Bambang Hermanto (left), who has a 10-year-old son (right), has struggled to make ends meet due to social distancing restrictions in Jakarta. Photo: Witness News/Nur Ahmad FatoniBlue-collar worker Bambang Hermanto (left), who has a 10-year-old son (right), has struggled to make ends meet due to social distancing restrictions in Jakarta. Photo: Witness News/Nur Ahmad Fatoni
Blue-collar worker Bambang Hermanto (left), who has a 10-year-old son (right), has struggled to make ends meet due to social distancing restrictions in Jakarta. Photo: Witness News/Nur Ahmad Fatoni

Coronavirus exposes hidden struggles of poor Indonesian-Chinese families

  • Low-income ethnic Chinese families are finding it hard to make ends meet as the pandemic batters incomes
  • Their struggles are often overlooked in Indonesia, where Suharto-era policies have led to a persistent stereotype that Indonesian-Chinese are rich

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Blue-collar worker Bambang Hermanto (left), who has a 10-year-old son (right), has struggled to make ends meet due to social distancing restrictions in Jakarta. Photo: Witness News/Nur Ahmad FatoniBlue-collar worker Bambang Hermanto (left), who has a 10-year-old son (right), has struggled to make ends meet due to social distancing restrictions in Jakarta. Photo: Witness News/Nur Ahmad Fatoni
Blue-collar worker Bambang Hermanto (left), who has a 10-year-old son (right), has struggled to make ends meet due to social distancing restrictions in Jakarta. Photo: Witness News/Nur Ahmad Fatoni
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