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A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●   Sun, August 27, 2023

The government has lifted a moratorium on sending Indonesian citizens to the Middle East as domestic workers but has cautioned that people who take up offers of employment in the region must follow the proper procedures to ensure they are fully protected.

The decision is intended to “improve the governance and protection of Indonesian migrant workers in the Middle East”, according to Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah, who announced the policy change on Wednesday.

In 2015, Indonesia made it illegal for migrant workers to be sent to any of 19 Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, to work for individual employers, citing abuses that workers had encountered there.

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