Indonesia Highlights: Kontras Blasts Govt’s Approach to Free Speech | No Change in Minimum Wage 2021 | ASEAN Talks Migrant Workers

October 28, 2020, 02.12 AM

Ida said the 2021 minimum wage in Indonesia will officially be set and announced by all local governments by the end of October.

Prior to the government’s decision, the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Unions demanded an eight percent increase in the minimum wage rate in 2021.

Source: https://go.kompas.com/read/2020/10/27/200823474/no-increase-in-minimum-wage-for-2021-indonesian-minister 

2. Kontras Blasts Indonesian Govt’s Disregard for Free Speech

The Commission for the Victims of Violence and Missing Persons (Kontras) blasted the Indonesian government’s approach to free speech.

Vice-Coordinator I of Kontras Feri Kusuma said that criticisms from the public are viewed as a hindrance to investment and economic agenda in the eyes of the Indonesian government.

Feri believes that it is a misstep on the part of the government of Indonesia because criticisms are a sign of misdoings that must be fixed.

The first year of the Jokowi-Ma’ruf administration was riddled with numerous human rights violations which led to Feri’s conclusion that there is no hope for achieving human rights during the Jokowi presidency.

Feri also noted there have been a number of individuals involved in past human rights crimes, who have taken up strategic positions in the Jokowi-Ma’ruf administration.

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/10/27/19391301/kontras-pemerintah-merasa-kritik-publik-hambat-investasi-dan-ekonomi 

Indonesias Secretary-General of the Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry Anwar Sanusi stated that the three ASEAN partners have agreed to multilateral and bilateral cooperation in transmigration.Shutterstock Indonesias Secretary-General of the Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry Anwar Sanusi stated that the three ASEAN partners have agreed to multilateral and bilateral cooperation in transmigration.

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