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Indonesian Migrant Workers Remain Vulnerable, Activists Say

Despite a new law and efforts by the government in Jakarta, activists say hundreds of thousands of Indonesian migrant workers are still vulnerable to abuse overseas.   In 2018, Indonesia sent more than 200,000 workers to places such as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  The Indonesian National Agency for the Protection and Placement of Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) says there are about 4.5 million Indonesian migrant workers. The majority are in the...

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