Labor unrest is reportedly causing serious disruption in Indonesia's footwear production. The Indonesian Footwear Association (Aprisindo) has told the Jakarta Post that its members have had to suspend operations at more than 200 factories. Employers have been calling for the government to take more efficient measures to quell prolonged and sometimes violent unrest. A government minister acknowledged that Indonesia had to prove to the international community that it could protect the rights of its workers as well as the interests of investors. Indonesia again attracted a record level of foreign direct investment in the third quarter, but labor unrest is one of the issues that have been detrimental to the country's economy. Indonesian newspapers report that recent chaos caused by worker demands has also inflicted severe damage on the country's textile industry.