Minister of Manpower Promises to Protect Migrant Workers from Departing to Returning

Suara.com – Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said the government was committed to providing protection for all Indonesian migrant workers (PMI).

Ida said that the protection measures were not only carried out when the migrant workers were in the placement countries. However, he said, protection is given when a citizen has decided to become a PMI candidate.

“Since then the state has had to be present, ensuring that all processes must be carried out according to applicable procedures. Until later they return to their respective hometowns,” Ida said in a statement, Tuesday (26/10/2021).

Ida said as stated in Law Number 18 of 2017 concerning PMI Protection, the role of PMI protection was left to the central and regional governments starting before, during, and after work.

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Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah. (Doc: Ministry of Manpower)

“This is where the important role is to ensure that migrant workers get protection from the time they leave until they return to their hometown,” he said.

The PKB politician realizes that the public’s high interest in being able to work abroad must be accompanied by information and procedures that are in accordance with statutory regulations.

Therefore, said Ida, this is important in order to avoid the risks that can lead to the crime of trafficking in persons (TPPO).

Ida said concretely, this protection was the main function of the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Task Force (PMMI).

So that through the Task Force, it is hoped that the prevention of sending and placing non-procedural PMI can be carried out, as well as discussing challenges and solutions related to the service and protection of migrant workers.

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“Lastly, one of the protections carried out by the PPMI Task Force is to facilitate the repatriation of one of the migrant workers from Palu from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, early last October,” said Ida.


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