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"The [joint efforts are] intended to improve Indonesia's foreign exchange in the services sector other than in oil and gas," Trade Minister Thomas Trikasih Lembong said in a statement.

The agreement will allow the government to promote the potential of Indonesian migrant workers in order to secure more job opportunities. It will also enable both parties to share data between one another to better improve their efforts.

The BNP2TKI has participated in the Trade Ministry's Trade Expo Indonesia since 2008. As a result, demand for Indonesian migrant workers has grown at each trade expo, reaching a demand for 15,436 workers in 2015, up 29 percent from the previous year.

"The demand for Indonesian migrant workers will keep growing and we need to continuously promote the workers, not only in TEI events, but in other expos and trade missions," said Nus Nuzulia Ishak, the Trade Ministry's director general for national export development.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Indonesia ranked 14th among the world's recipients of migrant remittances in 2015, with an estimated $10.5 billion sent from its workers living abroad, a report produced by the World Bank Group’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development initiative.

Remittance flow to Indonesia increased 22 percent compared to 2014, when it stood at $8.55 billion.

The world's largest remittance recipients was India, receiving $72.2 billion, followed by China ($63.9 billion), Philippines ($29.7 billion), Mexico ($ 25.7 billion) and France ($ 24.6 billion).

Knomad is sponsored by a multidonor trust fund established by the World Bank. Contributors include Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Sweden’s Ministry of Justice, Migration and Asylum Policy and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The report, released in mid-December, presents a snapshot of the latest statistics on immigration, emigration as well as remittance flows for 214 countries and territories, according to the World Bank.

It updates similar report released in 2011, with some additional data that was collected from various sources, including national censuses, labor force surveys and population registers.

The United States was the biggest remittance source, with an estimated $56 billion in outward flows in 2014, followed by Saudi Arabia ($37 billion) and Russia ($33 billion).

“At more than three times the size of development aid, international migrants’ remittances provide a lifeline for millions of households in developing countries. In addition, migrants hold more than $500 billion in annual savings," said Dilip Ratha, lead economist and manager for migration and remittances at Knomad.

"Together, remittances and migrant savings offer a substantial source of financing for development projects that can improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries.”

The top 10 migrant destination countries were the United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, France, Canada, Spain and Australia.

Meanwhile, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Afghanistan, Ukraine and the United Kingdom are the top source of emigrants. Indonesia ranked 12 with 4.1 million emigrants recorded, according to 2013 data collected by Knomad researchers.

Remittance use in Indonesia

Indonesia's Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, known as BNP2TKI, has said that the most pressing issue for Indonesian migrants is legal protection from abuses.

Considered as low skilled workers, many Indonesian migrant workers, especially those working as domestic helpers, have suffered abuses from their employers, resulting in a number of cases seeing criminal complaints made by victims. Financial literacy another notable problem faced by Indonesian migrant workers.

With regards to remittance sent by migrants, while it provided a much-needed buffer for the country's balance of payment amid decline in export revenue and torrenting capital outflow, the money has yet create lasting impact in local economy.

"Money sent by workers is generally used to meet daily needs and to fund education and the needs of children," said Silvia Mila Arini, a researcher at  Singapore-based think-tank Asia Research Institute.

More than a third of the remittances, 35 percent, she said are used to meet the daily needs and 26 percent of the money is spent on children education.

Only few households using the remittances for physical investments like purchase of agricultural land, livestock, agricultural tools and small-business, Silvia said.

This condition put many migrant's household at risk when the remittance stops, she said.

"To that end, migrants and their families should be encouraged to reduce its dependence on remittances. If now they receive a sizable remittances, they should be encouraged to invest in the productive sector of the economy," said Silvia.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, known as BNP2TKI, has estimated remittance revenue from Indonesia's migrant workers will grow 19 percent this year as the government continues to develop programs improving financial literacy among migrant workers.

Remittance transfers from migrant workers were recorded at $8.4 billion last year and BNP2TKI expects the figure to grow to $10 billion this year.

"We are optimistic that as of December, remittance can reach $10 billion. If the government focuses on training candidates of migrant workers to improve their financial literacy, including requiring them to open a bank account under their name before they depart," BNP2TKI chief Nusron Wahid said in Jakarta on Saturday.

"It will be much better if we can empower their family [to be engaged] in productive investment, so that they are not consumptive [after receiving remittance]," said Nusron.

According to data from the central bank, as of July the strongest growth in remittances came from the Middle East, despite Indonesia having banned sending new workers to some gulf countries, Nusron said.

Meanwhile, remittance from Indonesia's closer neighbours, including from Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, did not grow as fast as the Middle East.

Nusron said the agency will study the data.

Financial literacy is only one problem facing Indonesian migrant workers — their most pressing issue is legal protection from abuses.

Considered as low skilled workers, many migrant workers from Indonesia, especially domestic helpers, have suffered abuses from their employers with a number of cases seeing criminal complaints made by victims.

In May this year, Indonesia moved to ban citizens from working as domestic helpers in 21 countries, mostly for countries in the Middle East, following abuses and executions by local authorities.

The countries on the blacklist of Indonesian government for sending maids include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain, were in the past some of the largest markets for domestic helpers.

The Indonesian government put those countries on the blacklist after high profile beheading cases, including those of two women, 37-year-old Karni Binti Medi Tarsim and 47-year-old Siti Zaenab Binti Duhri Rupa — both working in Saudi — drew ire from the Indonesian public.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Indonesia's migrant worker authority on Friday said it thwarted over a dozen Indonesians from leaving the country to work in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.

Sr. Comr. Yaved Duma Parembang, chief of the protection unit at the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), told reporters in Jakarta that 16 suspected illegal immigrant workers were apprehended at Soekarno Hatta International Airport as they were about to board their Oman Air flight on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Yaved said only one of the suspects was in possession of an identification card for Indonesian migrant workers, known as KTKLN, but officers will still investigate the authenticity of the ID.

BNP2TKI head Nusron Wahid said the workers were recruited by an agency identified only as EDM, which is based in East Jakarta.

"There's an indication of human trafficking, which could result in severe punishment," said Nusron.
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            [post_content] => Hong Kong. Indonesia's proposed ban on sending domestic workers to the Middle East will force women seeking an escape from poverty to migrate illegally, and put them at greater risk of human trafficking, a rights campaigner said on Wednesday.

President Joko Widodo announced in May that Indonesia would stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries after Saudi Arabia executed two Indonesian maids, local media reported.

Eni Lestari, chairwoman of the International Migrants' Alliance comprising more than 120 member organisations, said Indonesians would continue to seek work overseas unless the government did more to tackle poverty.

"This moratorium makes women more vulnerable because they will migrate anyway," Eni told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

"It's not about protecting migrant workers — on the contrary, it increases the risk that they are trafficked because they will be illegal migrants and have no protection at home and in their destination countries," she said.

Eni was speaking on the sidelines of Trust Forum Asia, a conference co-hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation that aims to tackle modern day slavery.

There are 53 million domestic workers worldwide, more than 80 percent of them are women, according to the International Labor Organization.

Domestic workers are among the most exploited people in the world, with the ILO estimating that private households save $8 billion a year by not paying or under-paying domestic workers.

Inequality, corruption

An estimated 600,000 Indonesians work in the Middle East, mostly as domestic workers.

Indonesia's proposed ban, which is expected to come into effect later this year, affects Saudi Arabia — a major destination for Indonesian domestic workers — the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt among other countries.

Despite Indonesia's success in more than halving the poverty rate since 1999, some 28 million Indonesians in a country of 252 million still live below the poverty line.

"Without making more of an effort to tackle poverty, inequality and corruption in our country, people will be forced to leave Indonesia because we cannot make a decent living at home," Eni said.

The government's practice of issuing licenses to private agencies to organise "the export of migrant workers" had resulted in widespread exploitation and abuse, she added.

Eni said before coming to Hong Kong as a domestic worker 15 years ago, she was trained over several months to cook, baby sit and speak basic Cantonese. However, workers still do not receive adequate training or information to prepare them for their new life abroad, she said.

"There is no training on understanding what legal rights you may have as a migrant worker, no advice on what to do if you're abused, other than to say, 'Call your agency.' But they are often abusive themselves," Eni said.

Previous bans in Indonesia and other countries, such as Malaysia, had not reduced domestic worker abuse, according to evidence collected by advocacy groups.

If governments want to make a real difference they should legislate to guarantee employment contracts of migrant workers to avoid them being exploited by recruitment agencies and employers, Eni said.

Thomson Reuters Foundation
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            [post_content] => Malang, East Java. An Indonesian maid found dead on a Hong Kong sidewalk may have been murdered by her Pakistani boyfriend, authorities in both Indonesia and Hong Kong said.

The lifeless body of Wiji Astutik Supardi, 37, was found inside a folded mattress on a pavement in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong on Monday morning, the South China Morning Post reported.

"No fatal wound was found in the initial forensic examination, but there were bruises on her arms and legs," the paper quoted the local acting Chief Inspector Lo Chung-wong as saying on Tuesday. "The cause of death has not been established. An autopsy and toxicological examinations will be carried out."

Police's initial examination indicated that Wiji had been dead for a day, adding that none of her belongings, including a ring and a bracelet, had been taken.

Wiji, the newspaper continued, was in a relationship with a Pakistani man named Wahaj Fyaz, who is in his 30s, and the pair had been living together for a year at an illegal rooftop apartment. The man was arrested in February on suspicion of assaulting Wiji but she later dropped the case.

Indonesian officials said that Wiji hailed from the village of Wonokerto, in East Java's Malang district, and had been working in Hong Kong for nine years.

According to Wiji's brother Sulistyo, the family only learned of Wiji's death on Wednesday. Wiji is survived by her 10-year-old daughter Rahayu Putri, whom had been in the care of her husband since the child was 7 months old. But Wiji's husband died from a motorcycle accident last year and Rahayu has since been cared for by her grandparents.

Rahayu said she often spoke with her estranged mother via Facebook. Wiji candidly expressed to her daughter that she was seeing the Pakistani man and according to Rahayu, Wiji often told her about the abuse she suffered.

“My mom once reported [him] to the police. She was cut in the cheek with a knife,” the girl said. “I don't know why my mother didn't press charges.”

Wiji's family is still finding ways to have her body repatriated to Indonesia after local officials refused to bear the cost. The Malang office of the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) said Wiji had been staying illegally in Hong Kong since 2008.

Officials said Wiji had fled her Hong Kong employer's residence that year and filed for asylum. She had been living in Hong Kong without a valid passport or working visa since. She was however granted a temporary identity card by local authorities.

According to several Hong Kong newspapers, Wiji's boyfriend Fyaz has also been seeking for asylum.

Wiji's father Supardi, 75, said he didn't know why Wiji chose to apply for asylum and not return home. Her father said Wiji rarely called home and communication with her was limited to a few Facebook messages between her and her daughter Rahayu.

Even when her former husband and her mother died last year, Wiji refused to come home.

“She said she couldn't afford the ticket,” Supardi said.

Police in Hong Kong are still attempting to locate Fyaz, whom according to police records, is wanted for a string of offenses, which also include theft and possession of drugs.
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Regional offices of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) will be briefed to build nationwide cooperation with the police's detective unit (Bareskrim) to build a ground-up approach to criminal investigations.

"We hope we can eradicate human trafficking cases by working with the Bareskrim," BNP2TKI protection division chief, Lisna Y. Poeloengan said on Friday.

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            [post_content] => Surabaya. Police on Sunday confirmed that a second woman linked to an Indonesian-born Islamic State fighter was among the 16 Indonesians arrested by Turkish officials near its border with Syria.

Police earlier suspected that Ririn Andriani, 38, and her seven children were related to Abu Jandal, who is now believed to have join IS ranks in Syria. But East Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Anas Yusuf said on Sunday that Ririn was not related to Abu Jandal but another known IS fighter named Achanul Huda, originally hailing from Lamongan district in East Java.

Ririn was also traveling to Turkey with Umi Dafa, believed to be Achanul’s sister. Umi, the police general said, is also the widow of M. Hidayat, who was killed in 2013 during a counterterrorism raid in Tulungagung, East Java, by the police’s Densus 88 squad.

Suharto, the subdistrict chief of Paciran, where Ririn lived, said on Sunday that she had sold her house some two months ago. The official also said he believed that Ririn might be using the money she got from the sale to finance the trip for her, her children and Umi to Syria.

Ririn, her seven children and Umi were part of a group of 16 Indonesians arrested on the Turkey-Syria border. The other seven include an adult man, two women and four other children.

National Police Deputy Chief Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti said on Sunday that new information revealed IS was using existing recruiting channels and some individuals may be harboring or sponsoring the group before they left Turkey.

The Indonesian Embassy in Ankara is also trying to locate 16 more Indonesians who have been missing for nearly three weeks now.

The missing Indonesians have been identified as members of three extended families from Surabaya, East Java, and Solo, Central Java.

Consisting of seven men, four women, four children and an infant, the group was registered as part of a 25-member tour group organized by local travel company Smailing Tour.

However, upon arrival at Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Feb. 24, they immediately separated from the rest of the group, saying they planned to visit relatives and would rejoin the tour group two days later in Pamukkale, southern Turkey.

The family never appeared at the meeting point and the tour group had no choice but to return to Indonesia without them earlier this month. There are fears the missing Indonesians have already crossed the border to Syria.

A source inside the National Police told the Jakarta Globe that among the missing was Salim Muhammad Attamimi, who is believed to be related to another IS fighter, Salim Mubarok Attamimi.

The missing Indonesians earlier told immigration officials that they were performing the minor hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a ritual known in Indonesia as “umroh.”

Legislator Saleh Partaonan Daulay suggested that travel bureaus arranging travel for Indonesians to or transiting through countries bordering IS strongholds must alert the authorities or the State Intelligence Agency (BIN).

Meanwhile, the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) said it was anticipating the possibility that would-be militants were among those applying for work in Middle Eastern countries.

“Particularly those from less familiar placement agencies,” BNP2TKI chief Nusron Wahid said on Saturday.
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Thousands of other migrant workers from East Java are being prosecuted for breaking the law abroad, the agency was reported as saying on Wednesday. Their alleged offenses range from lack of proper documentations and getting caught after entering the country illegally, to involvement in drug abuse.

"We seek assistance from the Foreign Affairs Ministry," Edi Purwinarto, the head of the East Java Human Resources and Civil Registration Agency, told newsportal Tempo.co on Wednesday.

Nusron Wahid, the head of the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), said that there was a total of 229 migrant workers facing the death penalty and 38 of them had been convicted already.

“They, including the 19 migrant workers from East Java, are filing appeals,” Nusron said.

The Indonesian government, which is facing international criticism over imminent execution of 11 foreign and local drug convicts, is providing legal assistance for the convicted migrant workers and is seeking to discuss the ongoing issue with Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

 
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