Indonesia to examination new understanding with Saudi Arabia – The Jakarta Post

Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri has pronounced he will examination a intrigue to send migrant workers to Saudi Arabia after a dominion executed an Indonesian domestic workman though notifying her family or consular staff.

Tuti Tursilawati was executed Monday 7 years after she was condemned to genocide for murdering her employer’s father in an act she had claimed was self-defense.

The execution casts a shade over a new agreement to send a singular series of migrant workers to Saudi Arabia underneath a One Channel System, notwithstanding a 2015 duration banning new domestic workers from entering 21 Middle Eastern countries.

“With this incident, we will examination [the system] and coordinate with applicable stakeholders, including a Foreign Ministry and a BNP2TKI [Agency for a Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers],” Hanif told reporters during a Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo criticized a decision, observant a supervision had lodged an central criticism and demanded improved insurance of Indonesian workers in a country.

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Indonesia introduced a anathema following a execution of dual other Indonesian maids by Riyadh.

The Saudi side has not come out with an central response.

Even yet Hanif and his Saudi reflection Ahmed Sulaiman Al Rajhi had concluded on a technical arrangement for a plan final month, method officials had pronounced it would be a while before Indonesian migrant workers would be authorised again to work in Saudi Arabia.

Maruli A. Hasoloan, a ministry’s Labor Placement and Employment Development Director General, pronounced a method was still papering over any unused technical issues. “I can’t contend when we can send a workers, though hopefully soon,” he pronounced recently.

The plan will be evaluated after a six-month trial, and strictly kicks off when a competent Indonesian migrant workman is sent to one of a singular series of destinations.

Maruli pronounced a new complement directed to residence a elemental reason because workers would mostly be concerned in crime, such as restlessness over delinquent salary or harassment. “I’m not observant [the project] will solve all a problems, though it can assistance minimize them,” he said.

Under a singular trial, usually approved workman classes are allowed: babysitters, family cooks and caretakers for a elderly, as good as family drivers, childcare workers and housekeepers. Certification is to be performed by government-approved migrant workman training centers (BKLN).

The ministry’s executive for migrant workman chain and protection, R. Soes Hindharno, pronounced that an online complement was now being set adult to filter applications from around 300 BKLN and 446 workman chain agencies that wanted to attend in a project. Agencies with a bad lane record would be automatically disqualified, Soes said.

Domestic workers like Tuti are among a many exposed groups that Indonesia sends abroad, overdue to decades of unregulated recruitment and chain practices that slight a rights and wellbeing of workers.

Women migrant workers have it even harder, with Azriana, a president of a National Commission on Violence opposite Women, observant that avoiding rape was “not about ability […] though protection”.

Tuti was reportedly tormented by her employer’s father though did not news it, and chose instead to kick him to death. She was charged with intentional murder. (tjs)

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