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Jakarta Post

Indonesia seeks justice for abused migrant worker

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  12:40 am

The Indonesian government is striving to attain justice for the family of Adelina Lisao, an Indonesian migrant worker from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) who died after reportedly being tortured by her employer in Penang, Malaysia, a minister has said.

Adelina, 21, died at Bukit Mertajam Hospital in Penang on Sunday after allegedly suffering from abuse at the hands of her employer for more than one month. Adelina was reportedly not provided with food and was forced to sleep outside with her employer’s rottweiler.

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said she had coordinated with the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia and the Indonesian Consulate General in Penang to demand justice and compensation for the deceased migrant worker’s family.

“The Consulate General will provide assistance to ensure the [victim’s] rights are upheld, particularly her family’s right to obtain...