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Scrap over Indonesia labor reforms tests Jokowi's resolve

Unions protest plan to make it easier to hire and fire workers

Workers protest President Joko Widodo's proposed changes to Indonesia's labor laws outside the parliament in Jakarta on Jan. 20.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is facing a test of his political mettle as opposition grows to his signature legal reforms aimed at creating jobs and increasing investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

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