WATCH: Indonesia’s Lembong says reforms going ‘reasonably well,” but have ‘long way to go’


Borderless News Online recently caught up with Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong, who said the country’s long awaited reforms are happening at a reasonable pace, but that there is a long road ahead.

“We’re easily on track to be the most reformist government Indonesia has seen in ten, possibly 15 hears,” he told Borderless in an interview in March at the Trade Ministry in Jakarta.

“Having said that, our to-do list is very long,” he said.
Indeed, the current administration has undertaken a slew of reforms, including cutting burdensome regulations and opening up certain economic sectors to foreign companies.

“By my own reckoning, we might be three to five percent into it. Having said that, I think we’re pleasantly surprised that the public is generally supportive,” he said.


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