Sri Mulyani calls on demonstrators to not be anarchistic

Sri Mulyani calls on demonstrators to not be anarchistic

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the Ministry of Finance, Jakarta, Wednesday. (Oct 2, 2019. ANTARA/Dewa Wiguna/AK.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati called on protesters to not be anarchists that cause harm and defy the law since it has wide-ranging repercussions on the public’s interests.

"All societal elements, regardless of their views and differences, should convey their aspirations in an orderly manner," Indrawati stated in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The minister emphasized that since Indonesia is a democratic state, fulfilling aspirations and narrowing differences has become second nature as long as it was based on a positive political expression.

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Indrawati stated that the demonstration should be staged in line with the laws and regulations.

Since the last few days, demonstrations were staged by masses from various groups, including students, in several cities, such as Jakarta.

The demonstration, until Wednesday, was still centered at the MPR/DPR Building in Senayan, Jakarta, one of which, is the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI).

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According to Antara's observation, the mob arrived at the intersection of Jalan Gatot Subroto-Jalan Pemuda, Jakarta

The number of workers protesting near the DPR/MPR RI building can likely increase based on the fact that several buses carrying workers still continue to arrive in the Senayan area.

In a written statement issued by KSPI on September 11, the workers' organization will mobilize some 50 thousand workers to demonstrate this day.

During the demonstration, they appealed to the council’s members to cancel the revision of Law No. 13 of 2003 on Manpower. EDITED BY INE

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