Indonesia, Malaysia seal deal on migrant workers' protection hinh anh 1At the signing event (Photo: ANTARA/Mentari Dwi Gayati)
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah and Malaysian Minister of Human Resources Saravanan Murugan in Jakarta on April 1 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Indonesian migrant workers' placement and protection in Malaysia.

The signing was witnessed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The agreement encompasses several matters, including the establishment of the one-channel system for the entire process of placement, monitoring, and repatriation of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia.

According to the Indonesian President, Indonesian migrant workers have made a significant contribution to economic development in Malaysia and will have maximum protection and rights from the countries.

For his part, Yaakob stated that the MoU would be implemented through comprehensive means by both countries, adding that the one-channel system will be the only legal means for the entry of Indonesian migrant workers into Malaysia and to select eligible employers for them.

Malaysia has also ratified protocols of the International Labour Organization (ILO) that demonstrates its commitment to addressing forced labour issues and protecting Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, he said./.