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Jokowi signs controversial omnibus bill into law

Labor unions, students and Islamic groups have voiced objections

Indonesian President Joko Widodo's government says the omnibus law will create an additional 1 million jobs a year and increase worker productivity, which is below average in Southeast Asia.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has officially enacted a controversial "job creation" law, otherwise known as the omnibus law, by giving it his signature a month after the bill was passed by the parliament.

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