More ASEAN-China FTA Protests

The Jakarta Post is reporting thousands of workers protesting the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in Surabaya and Semarang.  In Semarang, Central Java the Provincial Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Bambang Sadono met the protesters and announced that the Governor would send a letter to the central government asking for a postponement of the agreement.

Workers protest against the free trade agreement between ASEAN countries and China (ACFTA) during a rally in Semarang, Central Java. (Jakarta Post)

[Update]: Tempointeraktif.com has a similar report on the protest in Semarang.  Here’s a quote from protest coordinator, Nanang Setiyono:

For developed countries like China free trade is a profitable system but for the weak domestic economy, it will beat the small industries. This is a death bell for Indonesian workers

One response to “More ASEAN-China FTA Protests

  1. wujud dari demokerasi..🙂

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