TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - MASS layoffs threaten Indonesia’s industrial sector amidst economic downturn in export destination countries. A number of large companies in the textile and footwear sectors have scaled down production, and are now bracing for mass layoffs. Meanwhile, the government is slow at dealing with the issue.
A Costly Gathering
HOSTING the G20 summit, Indonesia is digging deep into state coffers to provide various luxurious facilities for the guests. The government also goes through high-level lobbying for leaders of big countries to attend the event.
Salt Import Corruption
THE Attorney General’s Office is investigating the alleged corruption in the import of salt involving officials from the industry ministry. There are indications of kickbacks in the form of fund transfer in the distribution of import quotas. Who are implicated in this case?