Indonesia Calls on Malaysia to Finalize Migrant Worker Pact
Indonesia’s Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah called on the Malaysian government to discuss a renewal of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on migrant worker's placement.
“We hope the discussion on the MoU renewal can reach a win-win solution,” said Ida in a video conference with her Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Saravanan Murugan on Thursday, May 6.
Indonesia has sent the initial draft of the MoU in September 2016, but the draft has yet finalized as it is still being discussed. Malaysia’s response to the initial draft had been submitted in August 2020.
“I hope we can finalize this MoU based on each country’s guidance,” she said.
Ida hoped that both countries could reach an agreement on the domestic sector based on the One Channel Recruitment scheme and a clear job description for the placement of the Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Saravanan Murugan welcomed the commitment between the two governments and will also introduce an application to assist Indonesian domestic workers while working in Malaysia.
"This application system can be used by the Indonesian migrant workers to report any unwanted treatments from their employers to the Human Resources Ministry,” said Datuk Seri Saravanan.
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