10:06 pm April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
Of around six million Indonesians currently working overseas, 245 face death row in countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
5:45 pm March 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
An Indonesian domestic worker on death row for murder in Saudi Arabia is 1 million riyal (Rp 3 billion, $266,645) short of delaying her execution, as the victim's family has agreed to shave off 2 million riyal from their initial "blood money" demand and accept a smaller payment for the time being.
9:48 am March 18, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bamabg Yudhoyono has appointed a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia as the new head of the country’s migrant worker protection body, in the latest indication yet that the government may be preparing to end a moratorium on sending workers to the kingdom.
6:22 pm February 25, 2014 | 5 Comments
The wife of a retired police general has been named a suspect and will again be summoned for questioning over the alleged mistreatment of domestic workers at her family's home in Bogor, police said on Tuesday.
2:14 pm November 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
A new report by Amnesty International reveals thousands of Indonesian domestic workers are trafficked to work in Hong Kong and forced into a cycle of debt and abuse facilitated by governments that "turn a blind eye" to behavior that includes enforced contraception injections.
3:46 pm November 4, 2013 | No Comment
Tens of thousands of Indonesians face detention and deportation from Saudi Arabia after the kingdom ended its amnesty program for undocumented workers on Sunday, a government official said.
2:53 pm July 22, 2013 | 6 Comments
An Indonesian maid sentenced to death for killing her employer may be spared the executioner’s sword in Saudi Arabia after the central government pays the deceased’s family some $1.87 million in blood money, a migrant protection agency official said on Monday. “Our lawyer and the victim’s family have been discussing the ‘diyat’ [monetary compensation] and more »