Government again facilitates repatriation of Indonesians from Malaysia

The group this time also includes three children under the age of five, including two sons and a daughter.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government facilitated the repatriation of the second batch of 131 problematic Indonesian migrant workers or vulnerable Indonesian citizens from Malaysia.

The second group of Indonesian citizens arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten Province at 2 p.m. local time on Sunday aboard a Garuda Indonesia flight, general manager of worker development and placement and expanding job opportunities at the Department of Manpower, Suhartono wrote a written statement released on Monday.

Indonesia’s 131 citizens, comprising 63 men and 68 women, will undergo a five-day quarantine at the Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital in Kemayoran, central Jakarta, before returning to their hometown, a he noted.

“The group this time also includes three children under the age of five, including two sons and a daughter,” he noted.

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According to the Foreign Ministry, the second group originally numbered 148 people. However, 10 people did not return home because they had tested positive for COVID-19.

“They are in quarantine in Malaysia. One mother has given birth to a child, while six others are said to have been in close contact with patients with COVID-19. Therefore, only 131 are fit to fly,” he said. he points out.

The first batch of 145 Indonesian migrant workers or vulnerable citizens deported from Malaysia arrived in Indonesia on Thursday (June 24).

The 145 Indonesians, including six children under the age of five and an elderly person, were classified as vulnerable groups, Suhartono noted.
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