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5 February 2021

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·      Gov't Starts $4.5b Cash Transfers for Workers, Small Business Owners Ahead of Schedule (Jakarta Globe, 24 August 2020)

·      Upset by Covid-19 lockdown, workers bar access to Freeport Indonesia's Grasberg mine (Straits Times, 24 August 2020)

·      Endless first wave: How Indonesia failed to control COVID-19 (CNA, 20 August 2020)

·      Indonesia puts US$33 billion move of capital city on hold to tackle COVID-19 pandemic (CNA, 19 August 2020)

·      House, unions team up to discuss labor provisions in omnibus bill on job creation (The Jakarta Post, 19 August 2020)

·      Money not reaching Indonesia’s virus victims (Asia Times, 12 August 2020)

·      Bintan Lagoon Resort to close down as Bintan tourism struggles amid Covid-19 outbreak (Straits Times, 12 August 2020)

·      Garment workers seen losing up to $5.8b in wages during coronavirus (The Jakarta Post, 11 August 2020)

·      Government expands wage subsidy to include 3 million furloughed, reduced pay workers (The Jakarta Post, 11 August 2020)

·      Govt to expand social aid, incentives to boost household demand, economy (The Jakarta Post, 7 August 2020)

·      Indonesia's coronavirus-hit economy shrinks for first time since 1999, by sharper-than-expected 5.32% (Straits Times, 5 August 2020)

·      Government reopens migrant worker placement to boost economy amid pandemic (The Jakarta Post, 2 August 2020)

·      Doctors and nurses dying as coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia (The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July 2020)

·      Indonesia pledges 6.85 bln USD corporate loans to offset pandemic risks (Xinhua Net, 27 July 2020)

·      Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns (The Jakarta Post, 27 July 2020)

·      Millions of Indonesian migrant workers face hardship in Malaysia amid coronavirus fallout (ABC News, 26 July 2020)

·      Special task force formed after nearly 100 journalists’ contract COVID-19 (The Jakarta Post, 25 July 2020)

·      Civil society endowment fund: A call for collaboration (The Jakarta Post, 23 July 2020)

·      Indonesia records FDI decrease in second consecutive quarter (The Jakarta Post, 23 July 2020)

·      No more lockdown please, Indonesians say as coronavirus runs rampant (Straits Times, 22 July 2020)

·      With tourists gone, Bali workers return to farms and fishing (Business Times, 21 July 2020)

·      Better governance needed for Indonesia’s COVID-19 job stimulus programme  (AEC News, 19 July 2020)

·      Businesses push for acceleration of omnibus bill deliberations despite concerns (The Jakarta Post, 17 July 2020)

·      Thousands stage rally against controversial bills currently under deliberation (The Jakarta Post, 16 July 2020)

·      400 Garuda Indonesia Employees Accept Early Retirement Offer (Tempo, 15 July 2020)

·      Calls for Indonesian govt action after 14 doctors die of Covid-19 in a week (Asia One, 15 July 2020)

·      Chinese nickel company promises to hire 5,000 locals amid backlash (The Jakarta Post, 10 July 2020)

·      New COVID-19 test for Indonesian companies: How they treat their employees (The Jakarta Post, 9 July 2020)

·      Turning scale to value is essential for companies in Indonesia in post-pandemic world (The Jakarta Post, 7 July 2020)

·      Furloughed Indonesian tourism workers hired to clean beaches (Eco-Business, 6 July 2020)

·      How the COVID-19 pandemic will leave more young people unemployed in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post, 5 July 2020)

·      Lion Air Group lays off 2,600 contract workers as flight traffic nosedives (The Jakarta Post, 3 July 2020)

·      Indonesia now upper middle-income country, World Bank says (The Jakarta Post, 2 July 2020)

·      Alarm in Indonesia over high number of Covid-related deaths among children (The Telegraph, 29 June 2020)

·      Commentary: Indonesia is reopening for business even with record high COVID-19 infections (CNA, 28 June 2020)

·      Jokowi threatens to reshuffle cabinet over Covid-19 response (Free Malaysia Today, 28 June 2020)

·      Millions of migrant workers head home due to virus (The Jakarta Post, 25 June 2020)

·      Grab contributes Rp 77.4 trillion to Indonesian economy (The Jakarta Post, 25 June 2020)


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