Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Indonesia slashes public holidays

Indonesia slashes public holidays

Indonesia has cut three of its 23 holidays for 2008, citing a need to

keep the economy humming amid fears of a global slowdown. The three

holidays were among eight so-called "sandwich holidays" – days

sandwiched between public holidays and weekends, or to replace holidays

falling on a weekend – which are given to government workers and

shutter the stock market. Critics have long complained that the large

number of Indonesian public holidays puts a drag on the economy.

Sandwich holidays were introduced in a bid to boost domestic tourism

after the 2002 Bali bombings by Islamic extremists, which triggered a

drop in the number of international visitors to the island. (AFP)

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Q&A with Pung Chhiv Kek, Cambodia’s first female doctor and founder of rights group Licadho

Last year, Pung Chhiv Kek was awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration, for services to peace-building and human rights.

“Electric guitar is possible. Why not chapey then?”

After more than a millennium in existence, Cambodia’s traditional two-stringed chapey has finally gone electric.