Indonesia and Malaysia MoU on Migrant Workers Becomes the Benchmark For Other Country

- 05 April 2022 20:52 WIB
The Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah
The Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah

JAKARTADAILY.ID -- The Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the placement and protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) in the Domestic Sector in Malaysia, will be a benchmark for the MoU with other destination countries.

"Currently, Indonesia is developing bilateral cooperation with Brunei Darussalam, Taiwan, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Kuwait, and others," said Ida Fauziyah in Jakarta, Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

According to Ida Fauziyah, there are many criteria that have been set by the Indonesian government that must be met by the Malaysian side in the MoU.

First, ensuring the implementation of an effective One Channel Placement System (SPSK) as the only legally recognized mechanism for recruiting, placing and employing PMIs to Malaysia, and ensuring that other mechanisms are not allowed.

Second, provide PMI with any necessary information and publications regarding Malaysian laws, rules, regulations, policies and directives, as well as Malaysian traditions and customs, in Indonesian if possible.

Third, ensure the employer complies with all Malaysian laws, rules, regulations, policies and directives. Fourth, ensure that approval to use PMI services will only be given to prospective Employers who meet all the qualifications agreed by the Parties.

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Fifth, monitor, store, and share records of blacklisted Employers, PMIs, Malaysian agencies, and Indonesian agencies for exchange with the aim of preventing blacklisted parties from participating in the implementation of this MoU.

"Yes. There will be more MoUs with other countries regarding the protection of PMI. Based on article 31 of Law 18/2017, PMIs can only be placed in destination countries that have regulations that protect foreign workers, have bilateral agreements between the Government of Indonesia and destination countries, and /or have a social security system," she said.

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