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Indonesian Citizens Deported from East Timor Complain to Indonesian Foreign Ministry

Thursday, 25 November, 2004 | 14:39 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Five Indonesian citizens deported from East Timor filed complaints regarding their deportation to the Indonesian foreign ministry, represented by the Indonesian Ambassador to East Timor, Ahmad B. Sofwan, and House of Representatives (DPR) member AM Fatwa on Monday (22/11).

The five Indonesian citizens, Dian Wahidin, Arham, Abdul Hakim, Thamrin and Saripe were deported by East Timorese immigration officers on Saturday (20/11) as they did not possess legal resident documents.

Arman told TEMPO that they had been detained in Dili police office for two days since November 16, 2004, for having allegedly violated the East Timorese Immigration Law before being deported to Indonesia. They had also been tried at the East Timorese District Court.

The deported people insisted that they were East Timorese citizens as they had lived in East Timor before the country gained its independence. Arman said that he met with AM Fatwa to report …

Sebagian Dana Simpanan TKI di Malaysia Sudah Diambil

Kamis, 18 November 2004 | 04:11 WIB

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta: Kepala Atase Ketenagakerjaan Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia di Kuala Lumpur, Abdul Malik, mengatakan, sebagian dana simpanan tenaga kerja Indonesia (TKI) di Malaysia sudah diambil. Berdasarkan data yang dimilikinya, yang belum mengambil cuma sedikit, yaitu sekitar 300 TKI. Pernyataan ini disampaikan Malik saat dihubungi melalui telepon kemarin malam, Rabu (17/11).

Migrant Care, lembaga swadaya masyarakat yang menangani masalah tenaga kerja di luar negeri, menduga ada sekitar Rp 1 triliun dana asuransi TKI yang masih "parkir" di Malaysia. Dana itu dipungut dari TKI selama 1998-2002. Hanya, kata Direktur Migrant Care Wahyu Susilo, sebagian besar TKI belum mengajukan klaim atas dana itu karena tidak atau belum mengetahui perihal dana tersebut.

Menurut Wahyu, dana asuransi itu dikumpulkan oleh majikan atau perusahaan yang menggunakan jasa TKI di Malaysia. Gaji TKI dipotong berkisar 12-13 persen setiap bulannya. Dana …