9:38 am June 18, 2015 | 3 Comments
Indonesia's proposed ban on sending domestic workers to the Middle East will force women seeking an escape from poverty to migrate illegally, and put them at greater risk of human trafficking, a rights campaigner said on Wednesday.
4:19 pm June 11, 2015 | No Comment
An Indonesian maid found dead on a Hong Kong sidewalk may have been murdered by her Pakistani boyfriend, authorities in both Indonesia and Hong Kong said.
4:25 pm March 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
The government agency charged with overseeing the placement of Indonesia's millions of migrant workers plans to work with the National Police's specialist detective unit to crack down on human trafficking, the agency said on Friday.
11:27 pm March 15, 2015 | 9 Comments
Police on Sunday confirmed that a second woman linked to an Indonesian-born Islamic State fighter was among the 16 Indonesians arrested by Turkish officials near its border with Syria.
7:47 pm February 25, 2015 | 28 Comments
Nineteen migrant workers from East Java are facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, according to the province's Human Resources and Civil Registration Agency.
6:01 pm February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
Remittances from Indonesian migrant workers are estimated to be worth up to $8.4 billion annually, Indonesia’s migrant worker authority said on Monday.
2:02 pm February 16, 2015 | 46 Comments
President Joko Widodo is planning to prevent any more Indonesians from traveling abroad to make a living as domestic workers, asking the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry draw up a roadmap for the plan.
9:14 pm February 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
The leaders of Malaysia and Indonesia pledged renewed efforts on Friday to resolve disputes over maritime borders that have long nagged at one of Southeast Asia’s most important bilateral relationships.
11:09 pm December 23, 2014 | 4 Comments
More than 2,000 illegal and undocumented Indonesian workers who found themselves stranded in Malaysia are scheduled to be repatriated this week, as a deadline given by the Malaysian government approaches.
2:09 pm December 23, 2014 | 6 Comments
The Ministry of Manpower, the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), and the Navy this week will bring home over 700 Indonesian nationals stuck in Malaysia without proper documentation.
4:24 pm December 18, 2014 | No Comment
The head of the Indonesia's migrant worker authority said on Thursday that public money should be used to repatriate Indonesians who are stuck abroad without work permits.
9:41 pm November 27, 2014 | No Comment
President Joko Widodo on Thursday swore in Franky Sibarani as the new chief of the Investment Coordinating Board, or BKPM, and Nusron Wahid as the new chief of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers, or BNP2TKI.
10:42 pm November 23, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. The recent arrest of an East Jakarta woman confirms the continued outflow of migrant workers from Indonesia to destinations abroad, despite the government-issued moratorium on sending such workers to several countries and evaluations that are supposedly in place. The woman identified by the National Police as Nurhayati, or Nur Binti Komar, reportedly worked for […]
10:08 pm November 23, 2014 | 3 Comments
Most of the problems afflicting Indonesians working overseas stem from problems at home.
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