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Indonesia urged to protect Thai boat migrants

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Indonesia
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Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Indonesia to help Cambodian migrant workers on Thai fishing boats.


He made the call in a meeting yesterday with the outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Pitono Purnomo.


Mr Hun Sen also urged more cooperation on trade and defence matters, said Kao Kim Huon, minister attached to the Prime Minister.


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Govt urged to adopt UN norms on migrant worker protection

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Indonesia
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The Jakarta-based Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) hopes the upcoming meeting between the Indonesian government and a United Nations committee on migrant workers will provide momentum for the country to revise its regulations on the protection of migrant workers’ rights.


HRWG program manager Daniel Awigra said the committee may push countries, including Indonesia, to align t Read More

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ASEAN shelves declaration on rights of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 202 days ago Indonesia
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ASEAN member states have failed to reach a consensus on a highly anticipated migrant workers' protection instrument, prompting the region's senior officials to shelve the declaration for the next summit in November.


For months Indonesia and the Philippines had played up the adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on the Promotion and Protection of Migrant Workers' Rights, an instrument Read More

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Indonesia signals easing of domestic worker travel ban

Posted by jaypee 240 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta is to continue allowing Indonesian domestic helpers to work overseas if there is a need for them, and if working conditions in foreign nations have improved, an Indonesian labor official said.


Jakarta last year said that it would prevent Indonesians from working abroad as domestic helpers as of this year.


However, during an interview with reporters, National Agency Read More

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New passport rule stigmatizes, burdens migrant workers: NGO

Posted by jaypee 242 days ago Indonesia
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Migrant Care executive director Wahyu Susilo said a new regulation that requires aspiring Indonesian migrant workers to have Rp 25 million on a bank account when applying for a passport was a policy based on prejudice and suspicion.


On Friday, Directorate General of Immigration spokesperson Agung Sampurno said the Immigration Office had issued a circular on March 6 that Read More

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Indonesia eases migrant worker documentation

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesian authorities have simplified bureaucratic procedures to allow migrant workers to obtain work permits easier.


The aim is to reduce the number of Indonesians working abroad illegally or becoming human trafficking victims.


Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said complex procedures — which includes having to Read More

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Urgent improvements in migrant-worker management needed

Posted by jaypee 376 days ago Indonesia
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The recent fatal boat accident, which left 54 people dead, in Batam, Riau Islands, has highlighted the government’s poor management of migrant workers, a researcher has said.


International migration expert from Gadjah Mada University’s Population and Policy Study Center, Sukamdi, condemned the latest in a series of such incidents that had occurred in the past year. The Read More

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Immigration office denies departure of 12 migrant workers to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 386 days ago Indonesia
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Immigration authorities at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport denied the departure of 12 Indonesians to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday evening because of the country’s moratorium on sending workers to Middle-Eastern countries.


“These people admitted that they were leaving to work as nurses and midwives in Riyadh, but they only had visiting visas,” Heru Santo Read More