TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Association of Labor Export Companies (APJATI) urged President Joko Widodo to immediately set up an integrated management system for Indonesian migrant workers.
The association considered that the integrated management system is very important to minimize illegal employment of migrant workers after the government stopped sending migrant workers to work as domestic helpers to the Middle East.
"The new system has to be made. Now, the management of migrant workers is done by a directorate general. I am convinced that it won’t solve the problem,” said Apjati Chairman Ayub Basalamah in a press release on Sunday (12/7).
Ayub also asked the President to step down by involving private sectors because the association considered that the information received by the President so far are from those who do not understand issues faced by the migrant workers.
"Apjati has asked the President to be serious in making a migrant worker management system. The policy to stop sending migrant workers to the Middle East has to be accompanied by solutions and concepts so as not to become boomerangs and disasters for Indonesia,” he added.