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.
6:22 pm February 25, 2014 | 5 Comments
The wife of a retired police general has been named a suspect and will again be summoned for questioning over the alleged mistreatment of domestic workers at her family's home in Bogor, police said on Tuesday.
2:14 pm November 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
A new report by Amnesty International reveals thousands of Indonesian domestic workers are trafficked to work in Hong Kong and forced into a cycle of debt and abuse facilitated by governments that "turn a blind eye" to behavior that includes enforced contraception injections.
3:46 pm November 4, 2013 | No Comment
Tens of thousands of Indonesians face detention and deportation from Saudi Arabia after the kingdom ended its amnesty program for undocumented workers on Sunday, a government official said.
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