Singapore Gov’t Suspends Agency Behind Online ‘Sale’ of Indonesian Migrant Workers

Jakarta. The Singaporean Ministry of Manpower pronounced on Wednesday (19/09) that it has dangling an use organisation for promotion Indonesian migrant workers for sale on online marketplace Carousell.

In a statement, a method pronounced it has identified SRC Recruitment as a association behind a listings on Carousell. Under a name “maid.recruitment,” a use organisation marketed several Indonesian domestic workers, even including their names and ages.

“The [employment agency] has been served with a notice of permit cessation and can no longer emplace any new unfamiliar domestic workers,” a method said.

The method combined that it is questioning a agency, that might be prosecuted for violating Singapore’s Employment Agencies Act.

“The method takes a really critical perspective on this matter, and we will not demur to take charge actions on erring [employment agencies],” pronounced Kevin Teoh, commissioner for use agencies during a Manpower Ministry.

Advertisements for unfamiliar domestic workers are deliberate an offense underneath a Employment Agencies Act, and companies found guilty of this use face sanctions, including reversal of their handling licenses.

The method pronounced it has been in hold with a Indonesian Embassy in Singapore per a matter.

The Indonesian government, by a embassy in a city-state, has voiced a regard over a matter to a Singaporean supervision final week and in a tactful note on Monday, according to Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, executive of citizen insurance and authorised assist during a Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Advocacy organisation Migrant Care pronounced this form of exploitation opposite Indonesian migrant workers has occurred before.

It cited an instance of advertisements charity Indonesian maids for sale being put adult in a streets of Kuala Lumpur and a apart box in Singapore where migrant workers were put on arrangement in stores.

Migrant Care executive executive Wahyu Susilo formerly pronounced pursuit vacancies and use of migrant workers contingency be in suitability with tellurian right requirements.

According to information gathered by a Migrant Worker Protection and Placement Agency (BNP2TKI), some-more than 185,000 Indonesian migrant workers were sent abroad by Aug 2018, many of whom are employed as domestic workers, caregivers or laborers.

Singapore is a fourth-most renouned destination, carrying supposed around 12,200 Indonesian migrant workers.

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