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Batam minimum wage raised to Rp 1.31 million

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam | Tue, November 29 2011 | 11:16 am

Riau Islands Governor Muhammad Sani has raised the minimum monthly wage (UMK) in Batam by 10 percent to Rp 1.31 million (US$144.1), while dropping several taxes that have improved living standards in the city.

The new wage is well below workers’ requests for Rp 1.76 million a month and higher than business association demands of Rp 1.26 million.

Sani announced the increase at a pre...