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Body of murdered Indonesian worker in Malaysia returned home

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 15, 2018   /   05:34 pm
Body of murdered Indonesian worker in Malaysia returned home Hard-knock life: Indonesian migrant workers deported from Malaysia with their children enter the Indonesian Migrant Workers Placement and Protection post at Pelindo I Dumai Port in Dumai, Riau, on March 8. (Antara/Aswaddy Hamid)

The Foreign Ministry facilitated the transport of the remains of Santi Restauli Simbolon, an Indonesian worker who was allegedly murdered in Penang, Malaysia, on Thursday, asserting that it would closely follow all developments in the case.

Santi is suspected to have been murdered by her boyfriend, a Nepalese citizen. Her remains were found in a cupboard on Tuesday.

Ministry official Judha Nugraha accompanied Santi’s body to Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra, and handed it over to her family and representatives from the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI).

“We will help claim the rights of the deceased, including insurance payments. We will also guard the legal process to make sure that all perpetrators are arrested and punished,” Judha told Santi’s family.

The ministry's overseas citizen protection director, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, said Santi was a 25-year-old legal migrant worker who worked as a factory machine operator in Penang.

Penang police officers estimated that Santi died two to three day prior to her remains being discovered on Tuesday.  The police have detained two Nepalese men for questioning.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm. Anuar Omar said the police arrested the two suspects, who were believed to be friends of Santi’s boyfriend, The Star Malaysia reported

Anuar said police were looking for Santi’s boyfriend, Sandip Gurung, 27, a Nepalese citizen. (ebf)