Manpower Minister, BNP2TKI must be responsible for workers’ slain: Kiemas
The People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Taufik Kiemas urged both Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimim Iskandar and the head of the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), Jumhur Hidayat, to take responsibility for the death of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia.
Three migrant workers, identified as Herman, Abdul Kadir Jaelani and Mad Noon, are believed to have been shot and killed in Malaysia last year. Their families suspected their loved ones were victims of organ harvesting due to unusual surgery marks on their bodies.
"Both leaders are responsible for arranging the workers' departure to work in Malaysia. Therefore, they must also be responsible for whatever happen to them," Taufik told reporters at the House of Representatives on Thursday.
"They must not wait for instructions from the president. They must start working on the case now because it is outrageous," he said. (iwa)