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Indonesia urges Singapore to review recruitment system for Indonesian workers

Indonesia urges Singapore to review recruitment system for Indonesian workers

Indonesian Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri is urging Singapore to review its direct-hiring recruitment system, as it is an obstacle for the Indonesian government to list and protect its citizens who work in Singapore, according to the Jakarta Post.

“To support us in protecting and listing workers working in Singapore, we would like to ask Singapore to review its direct-hiring system because the system creates problems for the Indonesian government and the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore,” Hanif said as quoted by Kompas.com on Thursday.

According to the Indonesian minister, workers of Indonesia employed abroad are obliged by Indonesian law to register themselves with private recruitment agencies.

“Direct hiring recruits the workers directly without informing PPTKIS or the agency,” Hanif said.

Lim, his Singaporean counterpart, promised to provide feedback on the matter after consulting with his government.


Updated : 2021-09-18 10:29 GMT+08:00