Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | 22:30
A data from the Transportation Ministry revealed that the
biggest allocations will go to the electric railways.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | 22:22
Unpredictable weather greatly influenced the rice price in the
market with an increase that can go up to Rp400 per kilogram.
Monday, 11 June, 2012 | 20:49 WIB
Rieke: Govt Slow in Repatriating TKI From Syria
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Member of House Commission IX Rieke Dyah Pitaloka said there was an impression that the government was slow in evacuating the Indonesian workers (TKI) who were in Syria.
The number of Indonesian nationals who had successfully been evacuated was very little if compared with the steps taken by the Philippine government that had managed to evacuate 1,300 migrant workers from Syria. "The Indonesian government creates an impression that it was slow," said the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) cadre Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Rieke quoted the data of the Deputy to BNP2TKI Protection stating that 193 Indonesian citizens had been repatriated from Syria until late in May 2012. According to the Foreign Ministry's data, 234 people, including students, had been taken home.
According to the data of the Center for Research and Information Development of the TKI National Employment and Protection, Rieke said that in total there are 11,760 people. Most of them, 11,500, work as house maids, while 201 worked at legal entities. "Please evacuate them immediately, especially those in the conflict zones," enjoined Rieke.
Rieke urged the government to seriously coordinate with the Foreign Office, the Manpower Ministry and BNP2TKI . This coordination was also intended for more accurate identification so that TKI protection could better be accounted for.
Rieke also said the government should inform their families on their situation and ensure that the rights of the TKI were fulfilled, such as their wages prior to their evacuation. The government also had to ensure that the TKI's personal effects and documents were intact during the evacuation process, and that the TKIs were not charged for this.