Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Partly Cloudy

Light rain starting this evening.

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sun

    27℃ - 31℃

  • Mon

    26℃ - 30℃

Indonesian migrant workers sent back home

Wed, March 20 2013 | 11:00 am

Seventeen Indonesian migrant workers were returned home from Malaysia via Batam on Monday afternoon. Most of the group had worked in Malaysia without a legal employment permit.

The repatriated Indonesian citizens, comprising 17 female adults and two babies, arrived at the Batam Center International Airport, yesterday afternoon, after they took the two-hour ferry trip from Pasir Gudang Port, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The Batam administration’s migrant workers unit head, Ahmad Yani, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that the Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, sent the women back home as they experienced various employment problems, such as being arrested by the Malaysian police due to the absence of proper immigration documents and legal work permits.

“For the time being, we will accommodate them in temporary shelters in Batam. They are expected to depart for their hometowns using a Pelni ship to Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta on Wednesday,” said Ahmad.

According to Ahmad, the number of illegal Indonesian migrant workers returned via Batam reached 277 in 2012, down from 311 in 2011. As of March 18, 28 illegal Indonesian migrant workers and four babies had been deported from Malaysia.

NEWS PULSE

TRY A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Join the discussions

0 Comments

Posting as Guest