New Indonesian worker program bypasses brokers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesian Manpower Placement and Protection Agency (BNPTKI) Executive Secretary Tatang Budie Utama Razak said on Monday (Oct. 7) at the Indonesian Economic and Trade Offi...

Update: 6 Filipino, Indonesian workers perish after NE Taiwan bridge collapse

Update: 10/03 12:40 p.m. At 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), the body of the sixth and final missing fisherman was found. The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Labor Center identified the dec...

Indonesian woman sentenced to 7 years by Taiwan court for shaking baby to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unaccounted for female Indonesian migrant worker hired by an Indonesian couple to care for their baby has been sentenced by a New Taipei court to seven years and six months ...

Hiring scheme relaxed for first-time Indonesian workers in Taiwan

Jakarta, July 11 (CNA) Two Indonesian workers who have never worked in Taiwan were issued work visas on Thursday under a trial relaxed direct hiring scheme, according to Taiwan's representative of...

Indonesian official encourages workers to save for their future

An official from the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK), which regulates and supervises the country's financial services in banking, capital markets and the non-bank financial industry s...

Schedule of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Muslims will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr (開齋節) across Taiwan, starting with an event at the Taipei Main Station on Wednesday (June 5). Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim festival that m...

Broker, councilman allegedly drugs, rapes Indonesian woman in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A labor broker and township councilman has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a female Indonesian migrant worker at a hotel in western Taiwan. According to l...

Voters line up to cast ballots in early Indonesia general election in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesian workers and students lined up at a polling station near the Taipei Grand Mosque in Taipei on Sunday to cast ballots in early Indonesian General Election. The...

City councilors urge Taiwanese employers to give Indonesian workers day off to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several Tainan city councilors held a press conference on Tuesday (April 9) urging Taiwan employers to let their Indonesian workers have the day off on April 14 off so the...

Envoy calls on Taiwanese employers to give Indonesians day off to vote

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Indonesia's top representative to Taiwan recently urged Taiwanese employers to give Indonesian workers a day off next Sunday so that they can cast ballots in their country's up...

Taiwan’s employers urged to give Indonesian workers time off to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei has urged Taiwanese to give their Indonesian employees time off on Sunday (April 14) so they can vote in the country&rsq...

Filipino man arrested for murder on Taiwanese fishing boat arrives in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two of his countrymen on a Taiwan fishing boat, arrived in Kaohsiung yesterday (March 18). The fisherman has been identi...

8 unaccounted for Indonesian workers arrested in taxi in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eight unaccounted for Indonesian migrant workers have been detained for the past week after being arrested in a taxi by police in northern Taiwan on Jan. 19, reported CNA. D...

Suspect in murder of Indonesian migrant worker nabbed in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung police on Friday (Jan. 04) arrested an Indonesian man in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi County in connection with the death of his countryman late last month, report...

Indonesia freezes Taiwan internship program after students forced to work in factories, eat pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke last week that Indonesian college students, as well as other nationalities, had been forced to work in factories and eat meals that contained pork, Indonesia&#...