Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers as a matter of dignity

“There are only three countries in the world supplying domestic workers, two are in Asia and one in Africa. One of those in Asia is Indonesia. This is a matter of dignity. It was really shameful [speaking about this] during our bilateral with Malaysia,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in a speech as quoted by The Straits Times.

Though he did not mention, Philippines is one of the top country sending domestic helpers around Asia and the world.

“I have given Manpower Minister a target to come up with a clear roadmap on when we can stop sending female domestic workers. We should have pride and dignity,” the Indonesian President added.