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Thousands of Indonesian workers protest tax amnesty

Thousands of workers rallied Thursday in the Indonesian capital Jakarta against a controversial government scheme to raise revenues that, critics claim, has allowed wealthy tycoons to avoid paying tax. The tax amnesty programme began in July, offering low rates to people who came forward to declare their untaxed wealth stashed at home and overseas. Wealthy Indonesians have long chosen to stash billions of dollars abroad, particularly in neighbouring city-state Singapore, to keep it out of reach of the taxman.
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