KOMPAS.com - Throughout the year, the government of Malaysia has been deporting over 4,000 undocumented Indonesian migrant workers via the border posts in Tebedu, Sarawak, and Entikong, West Kalimantan.
An Indonesian official in Pontianak, Kalimantan said the deportation took place following massive raids on illegal migrant workers. The move was done after Malaysia experiencing an economic slowdown triggered by the pandemic. The number of deported Indonesian migrant workers has reached more than double compared to last year.
On the issue of the Covid-19, the National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) has urged the government to set a maximum price of the Covid-19 vaccine. There is a need to have an affordable vaccine price in the fight against a pandemic.
The government has planned to focus on 70 percent of the 273 million population aged 18-59 to be immediately vaccinated.
Below are excerpts from the stories in Indonesia, curated by Kompas.com editors:
1. Malaysia Deports Over 4,000 Indonesian Migrant Workers due to Covid-19
Malaysia has deported 4.401 Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) through the border crossing inspection post in Entikong, West Kalimantan throughout the year due to the recessions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.