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 | 5 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.
6:53 pm November 21, 2014 | No Comment
resident Joko Widodo has already selected new chiefs for the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI),
5:23 pm November 8, 2014 | 3 Comments
The newly inaugurated Minister of Manpower and Transmigration, Hanif Dhakiri, pledged on Saturday to audit all migrant worker placement agencies in a bid to crack down on widespread extortion of some of the country's most vulnerable people.
3:44 pm November 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
The bodies of three Indonesian migrant workers who died in a landslide and flashflood in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands will soon be repatriated, an official said on Saturday.
8:30 am July 3, 2014 | No Comment
The Manpower Ministry and the government agency for migrant worker protection have called on banks to ensure greater access to loans for migrant workers’ families and those who have returned from abroad.
8:50 am June 10, 2014 | 3 Comments
Two Indonesian migrant workers jailed in Saudi Arabia for the death of a Sri Lankan worker but eventually freed on lesser charges have recounted their ordeal as one underpinned by an inherent lack of respect and dignity for foreign menial laborers in the kingdom.
10:06 pm April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
Of around six million Indonesians currently working overseas, 245 face death row in countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
5:45 pm March 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
An Indonesian domestic worker on death row for murder in Saudi Arabia is 1 million riyal (Rp 3 billion, $266,645) short of delaying her execution, as the victim's family has agreed to shave off 2 million riyal from their initial "blood money" demand and accept a smaller payment for the time being.
9:48 am March 18, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bamabg Yudhoyono has appointed a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia as the new head of the country’s migrant worker protection body, in the latest indication yet that the government may be preparing to end a moratorium on sending workers to the kingdom.
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