October 9, 2020, 01.24 AM

The government ratified the legislation despite opposition from the Democrat and Social Justice (PKS) parties in parliament, trade unions, and civil society groups.

The law is controversial, as some of its clauses allegedly increased the workday from five to six days and reduced the amount of severance pay.

Yet its initiators, such as Coordinating Miister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hertanto, maintained that the law can stimulate investment by streamlining procedures, among them cutting through more red tape and reducing the number of days to obtain business permits,.

(Writers: Rosiana Haryanti, Sonya Teresa Debora | Editors: Sabrina Asril, Jessi Carina)

Sources:

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2020/10/08/17141381/sempat-mereda-bentrok-terjadi-lagi-di-simpang-harmoni?page=all#page2

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2020/10/08/17471861/unjuk-rasa-berujung-ricuh-pos-polisi-di-jalan-merdeka-daya-barat-dibakar

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2020/10/08/17452371/massa-rusak-dan-bakar-gedung-kementerian-esdm-di-jalan-mh-thamrin

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