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Jokowi's invitation to invest undermined by red tape

New barriers include local language proficiency for foreigners seeking jobs

OPEN DOORS: Indonesia's growth strategy depends on a significant increase in skilled labour, some of which will have to come from abroad, says the International Monetary Fund's Indonesia representative.


AN ENGLISH degree, a teaching certificate, five years of experience and an HIV test from your country of origin. That's all you need to get a job with a starting salary of US$1,200 a month in Indonesia.

With native-language English teachers needing to fulfil a laundry list