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&#...

Indonesian migrant worker killed in drunken dispute in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian male migrant worker died early Wednesday morning (Dec. 26) after becoming entangled in a drunken dispute with a fellow Indonesian worker in Taichung, Taiwan, repo...

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

FATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future. It was a chance for 16-...

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

FATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future. It was a chance for 16-...

Taiwan and Indonesia to discuss raising Indonesian domestic workers’ pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian Labor Minister Hanif Dhakiri is arriving in Taiwan Thursday for a two-day trip, during which he will discuss matters regarding the labor rights of Indonesian mi...

Papua separatists kill dozens of Indonesian workers

Indonesian security services have launched an operation targeting separatists in the province of Papua after 31 construction workers were shot dead, authorities said on Tuesday. "This is the wor...

Belt and Road investment under fire in Indonesia’s presidential elections

SYDNEY (East Asia Forum) -- In April 2019, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will face retired general Prabowo Subianto in a "rematch" presidential election. Foreign policy...

Saudi execution spotlights domestic workers' vulnerable lives

The execution of an Indonesian domestic worker by Saudi authorities this week without even informing her family and consular staff drew strong condemnation from Indonesian officials. Tuti Tursilawa...

Taiwan cracks down on sexual exploitation of Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A middle-aged Taiwanese man was arrested for operating a prostitution ring disguised as Thai massage parlors and for exploiting unregistered migrant laborers, CNA reported...

Indonesian caregiver saves Taiwanese 'grandma' from Taipei Hospital fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian caregiver bravely risked her life to save the Taiwanese "grandma" under her care after a fire broke out yesterday morning at a senior care facility insi...

Seminar teaches migrant workers 'Taiwanese' skills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Global Workers' Organization in Taiwan kicked off a seminar on practical and vocational skills for ASEAN migrant workers over the weekend. Last year the program...

New Taipei officials investigate overcrowding after Vietnamese worker protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After over a hundred Vietnamese workers took to the streets of Xizhi to protest overcrowded living conditions, the New Taipei City Department of Labor Affairs said yesterday (A...

Indonesian migrant workers volunteer to clean up the environment in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of Indonesian workers initiated a "Clean up" campaign and took it upon themselves to clean the environment in Taichung starting from the Green River, the...

85 Vietnamese and Indonesian workers arrested in New Taipei slaughterhouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei police raided a slaughterhouse in the city's Taishan District (泰山) Tuesday (Jan. 16) and detained 85 foreign workers for questioning, mainly Vietnamese and Indon...