July 16, 2022, 02.05 PM

Following this, the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur conveyed the decision to the Malaysian Human Resources Ministry.

“Specifically, this direct hiring makes our migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation because the recruitment mechanism is not based on Law No. 18/2017 on the protection of migrant workers... Consequently, our migrant workers sent to Malaysia did not pass through the legal phases,” Nugraha explained.

The two countries had signed the MoU when the Malaysian Prime Minister visited Jakarta on April 1. The agreement covers a single-channel system for recruiting, supervising, and protecting Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia.

Source: State News Antara

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