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Indonesians vent anger over job creation law: Five things to know

Jokowi refuses to backtrack, insisting 'millions can improve their lives'

President Joko Widodo refuses to back down from the new law, saying COVID-19 has created a jobs crisis. (Screen grab from YouTube)

JAKARTA -- Following three days of unrest over what is being called the "Job Creation" law, Indonesia's capital on Friday returned to normal for the first time in four days, with workers cleaning up charred bus stations and removing graffiti from train station walls. But with the government so far refusing to budge on the contentious law, discontent is brewing among workers who believe their rights will be significantly hampered.

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