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Indonesia may look to impose new local language test

The Indonesian government has mooted a controversial new law that will require foreign jobseekers to pass a local language test.

Southeast Asia's most populous nation has around 15 million people who are unemployed, and the move is partly aimed at giving locals an advantage in the labour market.

Indonesia's Manpower Ministry first announced the plan in January, but it has generated considerable controversy both at home and overseas.

Some government officials have spoken out against the plan, confusing foreign investors.

The BBC's Kiki Siregar reports from Jakarta.

  • 22 Apr 2015
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