The Jakarta Post | 1 November 2018
Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri has said he will review a scheme to send migrant workers to Saudi Arabia after the kingdom executed an Indonesian domestic worker without notifying her family or consular staff.
Tuti Tursilawati was executed Monday seven years after she was sentenced to death for killing her employer’s father in an act she had claimed was self-defense.
The execution casts a shadow over a recent agreement to send a limited number of migrant workers to Saudi Arabia under the One Channel System, despite a 2015 moratorium banning new domestic workers from entering 21 Middle Eastern countries.
“With this incident, we will review [the system] and coordinate with relevant stakeholders, including the Foreign Ministry and the BNP2TKI [Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers],” Hanif told reporters at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.
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