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PDI-P, Golkar targets of jobs law ire: Study

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 21 2020   /  01:00 am
Protestors disperse themselves as police personnel shoot out tear gas to following clashes that break out during protest against the Jobs Law in Gambir, Central Jakarta on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.(Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

Public anger triggered by the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law has been targeted at two ruling parties, namely the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party, according to a recent study by the Institute of Research, Education and Information for Social and Economic Affairs (LP3ES). The study used “conversation mapping” to analyze jobs law discourse from Oct. 3 to 13, LP3ES associate Tomi Satryatomo said. Within the study’s timeframe, the weekend deliberation of the then-omnibus bill, the House of Representatives plenary session for the bill’s endorsement and the handover of the final draft of the law from the House to the government took place. “The public has expressed extraordinary anger, surprise and disbelief toward both Golkar and the PDI-P,” he said during a press conference on Sunday. The LP3ES an...