The Jakarta Post
The Central Jakarta Immigration Office has detained five Chinese workers for questioning on allegations they were trespassing on the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta.
Immigration office spokesman Heru Santoso Ananta Yudha said the five foreigners are suspected to have violated immigration laws for failing to present travel documents and stay permits.
"According to preliminary investigations, the five Chinese nationals are currently employed in the high-speed train project, which is a national project,"Heru said in a written statement received by thejakartapost.com on Wednesday.
Heru said the air force had informed the immigration office of the detainment of five foreign citizens who had allegedly trespassed on government land while conducting work.
Heru said the five suspects were identified as CQ, ZH, XW, WJ, and GL.
"Both WJ and GL were not able to provide any proper documents," he said.
Meanwhile, CQ provided a copy of a passport, ZH provided a temporary stay permit card (KITAS) and XW was able to show a Chinese identification card, Heru said, adding that for the purpose of further investigations, the immigration office would coordinate with the Air Force to confirm the exact activities in which they were involved.
Tempo.co previously reported that Air Force spokesman Air Marshal Wiko Sofyan confirmed the detainment of five foreigners at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta on Tuesday.
Another two people, who are Indonesian citizens, were also detained in the same incident. The suspects were captured when they were drilling a hole in the ground.
The Chinese nationals are reportedly employees of PT Geo Central Mining (GCM), a partner of PT Wijaya Karya, the company that is currently responsible for the Indonesia-China high-speed train project (KCIC). Meanwhile, the two Indonesians are contract workers with PT GCM.
According to the air marshal, the five foreigners are identified as drill laborer and administrator Guo Lin Zhong, 26, administrator and researcher Wang Jun, 28, mechanical engineer Zhu Huafeng, 47, engineer Cheng Qianwu, 48, and engineer Xie Wuming, 41. (liz/bbn)
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