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Time to learn the language
AFAR
12/23/2002

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A proposal will soon be brought to the cabinet or Prime Minister of Indonesia to make command of the Indonesian language mandatory for foreign workers.

The objective is to ensure cooperation and harmonious relations between foreign companies and local workers.

It is a move towards resolving the common disputes between workers and foreign companies that have developed during the process of the Indonesian people transitioning to democracy.

While Bahasa Indonesian, the country's main language, is considered relatively easy to learn, as with any second language, it will still take time to become proficient.

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