(BBC) – Tens of thousands of Indonesians have protested for a third day against a controversial law that critics say will harm workers and the environment.
Why enact the law?
“We want to simplify the licensing and bureaucracy [process], we want speed, so a harmonisation of law is needed to create speedy services, speedy policymaking, so that Indonesia would be faster to respond to every world change,” he said.
What does the law do?
Who opposes the bill?
The protesters have demanded the government revoke the bill and international unions and human rights groups have condemned it.
Phelim Kine, from the campaign group Mighty Earth, said the Indonesian government had made a “tragic miscalculation” and warned that the bill would “effectively legitimise uncontrolled deforestation”.