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Jakarta Post

Govt will not add nations to migrant worker blacklist

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 3 2011   /  08:00 am

The Indonesian government says it has no plans to add to the list of five countries where Indonesian migrant workers are banned from seeking employment.

The government does not allow Indonesian migrants to travel to these locations in order to shield them from the absence of legal protections in these countries.

In contrast, the Philippine government announced on Wednesday that it would stop sending its workers to 41 countries that are not compliant with the standards, conditions and requirements as embodied in employment contracts prescribed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

“We have [temporarily] stopped sending Indonesian migrant workers [working as maids] to Malaysia since 2009, Kuwait since 2009, Jordan since 2010, Saudi Arabia since 2011 and Syria since 2011,” Manpower and Transmigration Ministry’s spokesman Suhartono told The Jakarta ...