Comment: Time to embrace marriage migrants
Paper Edition | Page: 8
July 3, p. 6
The Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora (CID) is just around the corner. Indonesians living overseas are so excited about this rare event that some believe is comparable to the 1928 Sumpah Pemuda (Youth Pledge) intended to unite those who associate themselves with Indonesia as well as to renew a pledge of nationalism among overseas Indonesians. (By Nuning Hallett, Buffalo, New York)
Well said, Nuning! Indonesia as a developing country is highly dependent on the actions of each citizen for a better and more colorful Indonesia. Marriage migrants are an important asset to include in it. Therefore, it is time for government to embrace them, as well as accommodating their interests and rights as citizens.
Greetings and my support for the Diaspora Indonesia 2012, Indonesian dual-nationality, and other positive agendas! (IDP)
Linda Nurmah Pitkanen