I may be home late today.
So I'm posting this from the office. Until I read Yosef Ardi's blog
, I didn't know why the toll road into town was empty ~ it had been shut, and why other folk were phoning in and complaining about demonstrators.The demonstrators
are complaining that the government is victimising them.It seems that workers are upset with Vice President Jusuf Kalla's statement that government would move on with the amendment for the sake of attracting more investment. These workers are not dumb enough to read newspapers and they know exactly that labor problems only ranked seventh in various surveys about the 10 most pressing issues confronted by investors.
Praise the workers for their peaceful rallies so far! But for how long?
A poor response from the government may lead to a bigger rally than ever, scheduled for Friday. That would be a combination of Monday and Wednesday rallies.
What a shame that I'm scheduled to be somewhere different on Friday and won't have an excuse to stay at home.