Thousands of Indonesian workers protest against tax amnesty



Thousands of Indonesian union workers marched to the heart of Jakarta on Thursday to protest against a government tax amnesty scheme, which is meant to plug a large budget deficit but which they say unfairly pardons wealthy tax dodgers.
The amnesty programme, under which Indonesians are encouraged to repatriate previously undeclared overseas assets to avoid increasing penalties, was launched in July and is a top priority for President Joko Widodo.
Almost $200 billion (153.65 billion pounds) of assets have been declared so far under the programme, which is also meant to broaden Indonesia's... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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