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6 Migrant Palm Oil Workers in Malaysia Were Secured by Officers in the Traditional Borders - Long Midang Krayan

Special doc./6 migrant palm oil workers in Malaysia were secured in the traditional border – Long Midang Krayan
6 Migrant Palm Oil Workers in Malaysia Were Secured by Officers in the Traditional Borders - Long Midang Krayan

InfoSAWIT, LONG MIDAN – Border security task force or Satuan Tugas Pengamanan Perbatasan (Satgas Pamtas) examined six Indonesian migrant workers in the traditional borders - Long Midang, Krayan. They were from South Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, and East Java. They had no legal immigration documents, just had their own ID when entering Indonesia through the borders.

After the task force secured them, they were led to Krayan immigrant post to be questioned. From the examination, two were from East Java. They told to get illegal entrance from Aruk in West Kalimantan Province in 2023. Then they worked in palm oil plantations in Lawas after knowing two agent workers from Malaysia.

The other four were from West Sulawesi, admitted to work in Malaysia illegally in 2019 through Sebatik-Tawau. After that they headed to Lawas to work in palm oil plantations. They had to get traditional border because it was nearer to where they worked at in Lawas.

As InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of Kantor Imigrasi Nunukan, Head of Immigration Post, Krayan, Efta Daud said that the six Indonesian migrant workers planned to continue their goals to their own hometown after the examination is over. “They planned to go to their own hometown,” Daud said.

He also emphasized that the examination/security check to every Indonesian migrant worker would be a routine to confirm that those who would work abroad, should have legal permit and documents, understand their rights and obligation as migrant workers.

The examination and check by Satgas Pamtas and Immigration Post, Krayan is very important to maintain discipline and security in border line, and protect every migrant worker from Indonesia from exploitation and human rights violation. By the routine examination, it is hoped, every migrant worker would work abroad safely and get protection according to available regulations. (T2)