Jakarta: Authorities have deployed almost 10 thousand joint personnel to guard rallies against newly passed Job Creation Bill in front of the Presidential Palace Complex and the Parliament Complex.
According to the Jakarta Metro Police spokesperson Senior Commissioner Yusri Yunus, the joint team consists of personnel of the National Police, the National Armed Forces (TNI) and the Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP).
"We have deployed a total of 9,346 Personnel," the spokesman said here on Thursday.
On Monday, the House of Representative passed the Bill on Job Creation into law. Except for the Democratic Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), all parties agreed to pass the controversial bill.
However, the newly passed bill is strongly opposed by labor unions and activists. According to them, it will harm the livelihoods of many workers in the country. Since Monday, they have been conducting protests in many regions in Indonesia.
On Tuesday, dozens of college student held a demonstration in front of the Bogor Palace in Bogor city to oppose the newly passed bill. During the rally, the protesters demanded President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to cancel the policy.