Indonesia parliament passes controversial bill into law amid protests

Indonesia’s parliament on Monday passed a controversial bill aimed at creating jobs and attracting investments into law amid nationwide opposition from the public, particularly labor groups.The bill, proposed by the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, was passed during a plenary session of the House of Representatives three days earlier than scheduled.It was speeded up following a plan by labor unions to stage national strikes across the archipelago.The labor groups on Sunday called on workers to go on strike from Tuesday to Thursday and stage street rallies, along with students …

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