sumber - The Malaysian Insider
JAKARTA, June 19 — The Indonesian government plans to temporarily stop sending domestic helpers to Malaysia after an Indonesian maid was recently tortured, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.
"We will likely stop it (dispatch of domestic helpers) temporarily. But we will first invite relevant ministers and parties to a meeting on June 23 to make a preliminary evaluation," Antara quoted Manpower and Transmigration Minister Erman Suparno as saying yesterday.
Among those to be invited to the meeting are the state minister for women's empowerment, the foreign minister, the law and human rights minister, the home affairs minister, the national police chief and the Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia as well as Malaysian representatives, he said.
He said the decision to be taken at the meeting would have a systemic impact and his ministry could not decide any problem related to the dispatch of domestic helpers on its own.
"But I want it (the dispatch of domestic helpers) stopped until there is a response from the Malaysian government on protection of Indonesian migrant workers there," he said.
The plan to temporarily stop the dispatch of domestic helpers was the government's response to a myriad of problems being faced by Indonesian workers in Malaysia.
One of the latest of such problems arose from an incident befalling domestic helper Siti Hajar who came from Limbangan, Garut, West Java.
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