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Indonesia to Stop Sending Informal Migrant Workers Abroad

The Indonesian government says it plans to stop sending maids and migrant workers overseas by 2017 in an effort to decrease violence and discrimination against them. In announcing the initiative Wednesday in Jakarta, Labor Minister Hanif Dhakiri said the process of stopping informal migrant workers from going abroad would be handled in stages. “In the short term, we have to make preparations for handling those who have worked overseas," Dhakiri said. "Second, we also have to...

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