Collaboration of UMM-Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Indonesia Held Public Consultation on the Issues of Migrant Workers

Author : Humas | Tuesday, December 04, 2018 08:28 WIB
Riaz Januar Putra Saehu, Director of ASEAN social-cultural cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Indonesia (Kemenlu RI). (Photo by: Mirza/PR)

MALANG, one of region in East Java, becomes a contributor of the highest migrant workface in Indonesia. According to BNP2TKI, during the period of January-October 2018, there are 53,525 Indonesian Migrant Workface (PMI) who come from East Java. Malang is the top 20 districts and cities of PMI.

This is conveyed by Riaz Januar Putra Saehu, Director of ASEAN social-cultural cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Indonesia (Kemenlu RI) at Public Consultation on the Protection and Promotion of Worker Rights in ASEAN in BAU Auditoriun, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Monday (3/12).

Because of the high interest of Indonesians who work abroad, Riaz said, related to service to PMI, government will launch a community campaign on safe migration.

"The government also has launched access activities on education for migrant children and pra-departure orientation as a part of service to PMI," he said.

When PMI works abroad, for the ones who have family, must leave their children at home. Therefore, said Riza, it's needed an accompaniment from the government to handle it. Indeed, in order to have guarantee of children's right on education and other aspects could run well.

The event was presented by International relation students' UMM. UMM rector, Dr.H.Fauzan, M.Pd, also attended in this agenda. He appreciated the steps of Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Directorate General of ASEAN cooperation in mentoring of PMI.

"The protection effort on PMI is not only to be understood by the workers' family but also students and wide community," said Fauzan. For Fauzan, children's right is also needed to guarantee while their parents are working abroad such as the effort planned by Kemenlu.

This event is also collaborated with  Directorate General of ASEAN and ASEAN Study Central of International Relation Department, Faculty of Social and Political Science (FISIP) UMM.

Another speakers were Rendra Setiawan, Head of Sub Directorate of Foreign Workers of Indonesian Ministry of Manpower; Yumar, Head of the Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Office (PPMI); Muhammad Hafiz Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Executive Directior; and Dr. Tutik Sulistyowati, M.Sc, UMM International Relation Department lecturer. (ard)

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