Why has a government bill pitched as necessary to job creation in Indonesia – where only about 40 per cent of people have formal employment – sparked mass demonstrations in the last two weeks?That surely must be the question on the minds of those outside Southeast Asia’s largest economy who have seen thousands of people, many of them young men, rallying on the streets at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic with police firing tear gas to disperse them.Why Indonesians are protesting the ‘job…


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