August 3, 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemenlu RI) has summoned the Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia on November 27, 2020. The summons is to convey Indonesia’s strong condemnation of the repeated cases of torture of Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) in Malaysia, Saturday (28/11/2020).

As previously reported, a PMI with the initials MH, has been subjected to various tortures by his employer, ranging from being hit with a blunt object, being cut with a sharp object and being doused with hot water and not being given food.

“Indonesia demands full protection of Indonesian migrant workers, and strict supervision of employers who employ PMIs and must fulfill workers’ rights and ensure strict law enforcement against employers who have tortured MH,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on its official website.

The Malaysian Ambassador expressed his concern and said he was shocked by the incident that happened to MH. The Malaysian government said it would take the PMI seriously. Currently, MH’s employer has been detained and charged with violating the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007.

Reporting from liputan6, on the same day on Nov 27, 2020, the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur visited MH who was being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. His party said that MH was in stable condition and had received treatment from a team of doctors to treat wounds and psychological treatment.

The Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia said it would assign a retainer lawyer to monitor the law enforcement process against MH’s employer. The Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia has also communicated directly with MH’s husband, to convey the government’s commitment to resolving this case as fairly as possible, and to ensure that MH gets treatment until he recovers.

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