Indonesia, Malaysia work on protection of migrant workers hinh anh 1Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia at Batam Centre. (Photo:
Jakarta (VNA) - The Governments of Indonesia and Malaysia have continued talks, focusing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the employment and protection of Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) in Malaysia.

In her speech after a meeting with Malaysian Minister of Human Resources Saravanan Murugan in Jakarta on December 7, Indonesian Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said the two sides will continue their debate on the MoU in Jakarta on December 14.

Negotiation process for the MoU on employing and protecting Indonesian domestic workers is part of the two countries’ commitment on protecting rights and welfare of PMI, especially in the domestic sector, Fauziyah said.

PMI placement in Malaysia will only be done once the MoU discussion is completed, she added.

The two governments have also agreed on a one-door system for PMI placement to Malayasia, which seeks to integrate the entire placement process from recruitment, preparation, employment, to repatriation. Implementation of the scheme also aims to reduce migrant placement costs and simplify monitoring by Indonesia and Malaysia.

According to Minister Murugan, PMI have played an important role in Malaysia’s development. The number of Indonesian migrant workers in the country reached 364,564 in October 2021./.