“We will draw up a Memorandum of Understanding on the Employment and Protection of Indonesian Domestic Workers in Malaysia. The document will be in line with [Indonesian and Malaysian] labor laws,” he asserted.
President Jokowi reiterated Muhyiddin. “Indonesia and Malaysia need to develop a ‘one channel system’ to improve the placement of [Indonesian] workers, and protect them from human trafficking,” he noted.
“I also thank the Malaysian government for protecting Indonesian workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, and I entrust Indonesian laborers into their care. ”
Jokowi highlighted the need for both Indonesia dan Malaysia to hold an ASEAN meeting to touch on the situation in Myanmar, after the country’s military ousted the civilian government of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Indonesia and Malaysia are equally concerned about the situation in Myanmar. Therefore, we urge our foreign ministers to discuss [the coup in Myanmar] with ASEAN,” the President asserted.
“[Prime Minister Muhyiddin] and I hope the conflicting parties [in Myanmar] can resolve their issues in a peaceful manner.”
Jokowi also urged Myanmar and other ASEAN member countries to comply with the ASEAN charter. “As ASEAN members, I hope we can respect the rule of law, good governance, democracy, human rights, and a constitutional government.”
Myanmar’s military overthrew Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy [NLD] party earlier this week, after the party beat the military during elections in November 2020 by a landslide. The military also declared a state of emergency for a year, and will hold new elections.