Jakarta – The Job Creation Law ignores environmental aspects and workers' rights. It will end up reducing investment.
Free Trade & Neoliberalism
October 15, 2020
October 14, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives has handed over the final draft of the controversial Job Creation Law to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday.
October 12, 2020
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The final draft of the omnibus job creation law that the House of Representatives (DPR) passed on October 5 has yet been published up until Sunday, Octobe
Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir and Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun – The highly contentious omnibus bill on job creation (RUU Cipta Kerja) has just been passed into law by the House of Representatives (DP
October 11, 2020
Linda Yulisman, Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja and Arlina Arshad – Jakarta's iconic Tugu Selamat Datang, or welcome monument, featuring bronze statues of a man and a woman waving warmly was the
October 10, 2020
Aisyah Llewellyn and Tonggo Simangunsong – Protests continue to sweep across Indonesia following the passing of the unpopular Omnibus Law on October 5.
Jakarta/Palembang, South Sumatra – A number of regional leaders have expressed their intention to lobby the central government to cancel or reassess the recently passed Job Creation Law
October 9, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, said that the Omnibus Law, or the Job Creation Law, which was recently enacted by the
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – In his first public comment on the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has said that criticism of the law is merely
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has criticized the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law, which was rushed through in spite of significant public opposition, leadin
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives passed on Monday at midnight the controversial omnibus bill on job creation into law, which aims to simplify the business licensing
A controversial measure aimed at cutting red tape by amending dozens of laws covering taxation, labor and environment regulations has workers, trade unions and environmental activists f
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday detailed a number of misleading reports and hoaxes in social media, which he said have led to nationwide protest
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia's Job Creation Law may facilitate investment and help revive the economy, but relaxed environmental regulation and widespread protests by labor u
Fathin Ungku, Gayatri Suroyo and Bernadette Christina, Jakarta/Singapore – Environmentalists in Indonesia are calling for the reversal of a controversial law aimed at job creation becau
October 8, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti and Arya Dipa, Jakarta – Several groups, including the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and laborers in West Java, have called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue a r
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Said Aqil Siradj, the chairman of Indonesia's largest Islamic mass organization Nadhlatul Ulama (NU), has stated that the recently passed Job Creation Law is "o
Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Police and protesters clashed in Jakarta on Thursday on the third day of demonstrations across Indonesia against the contentious "job creation" omnibus bill.
October 7, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Labor, environmental and human rights activists have spoken out against the recently passed omnibus law on job creation, saying it rolls back social protection
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Academics from scores of tertiary education institutions across the country have expressed their opposition to the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation which was
Jakarta – A number of the country's labor unions plan to challenge the recently passed Job Creation Law through a petition for judicial review with the Constitutional Court.
October 6, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Indonesian religious figures have joined members of the public who stand in opposition to the newly passed Job Creation Law, calling for a judicial revie
Ghina Ghaliya and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government and the House of Representatives passed on Monday the controversial omnibus bill on job creation into law, which is ex
Abhishek Vishnoi and Chester Yung – Indonesia's stocks and currency rallied after the nation passed a bill simplifying labor and investment rules, making it easier for companies to secu
Indonesian workers have launched protests in several cities to oppose the passage of a controversial new jobs law that the government says is vital to attract investment but critics vie