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10 January 2020

The much-anticipated Jobs Omnibus is on a collision course with unions, who plan major demonstrations on 20 January, but so far the bulk of parliament is remaining aloof, which bodes well.  Yet another planned omnibus bill, on maritime affairs, promises sorely needed deregulation — but actually it may intend primarily to superimpose a quasi-military agency in a policymaking role.  The newly reconstituted KPK made a distinct impression by arresting aides to PDI-P’s number two figure, who could become implicated.  This may intend to demonstrate that the KPK will use its extraordinary powers to play power politics.  Chinese vessels intruded in the Natuna Sea, again, and Indonesia’s reponse has been distinctly tepid. 

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