Wednesday, June 16

Indonesia tightens guidelines on sending of workers abroad

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JAKARTA: The Indonesian Government will tighten the guidelines on sending its workers abroad to prevent them from facing problems in foreign countries.

Its Manpower and Transmigration Minister, Muhaimin Iskandar, said among the moves that would be taken were tighter monitoring of all employment agencies to ensure the workers were managed in a proper and official manner.

He said, the ministry would also liaise with the foreign ministry of the countries involved to monitor and control the welfare situation of the Indonesian workers there.

Without explaining the problems faced by the Indonesian workers, the minister said the majority of those involved with problems were managed by unofficial agencies.

This situation forced the ministry to take steps to tighten the guidelines on sending of workers from Indonesia, Muhaimin said. — BERNAMA