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Why Indonesia Should Not Raise its Minimum Wage

Categories: East Asia, Indonesia, Economics & Business, Labor

Rocky Intan explains why a minimum wage [1] hike in Indonesia will harm the country's economy:

National and local leaders should resist pressure by some union leaders for an increase in the minimum wage. The increase has not been in line with inflation, unlike what the protesters claim. Moreover, the raise will result in further worker layoffs and damage our regional competitiveness in labor-intensive manufacturing.